One of the greater challenge is to talk with those who don't understand that the Strategic is a response to the Political - as in civilians in control - and the direction and guidance they give.
Well - the folks at 6GW are pondering. I have some issue with them conceptually - but they have a good point - one that comes directly from the inadequacy of the latest Maritime Strategy.
... with the US as the sole superpower for the last 20 some-odd years it has been damn tempting to ignore the need to have a deep and cogent strategy, as we’ve had the one military able to project force into where ever we chose and win in terms never before paralleled in history.Global Maritime Partnerships, Global Commons, and Global Force for Good ain't cutting it. As I mentioned when it came our - 1/3 of The Maritime Strategy is good - but the balance is a muddled bucket of FOD. As a result, the confusion over what our Navy is for and what it should do. If we had what we needed - posts like 6GW just did wouldn't be out there.