As we move further and further into this new thing – great power competition – I’m struck by how much more difficult this is going to be than anything we’ve done before.
Counter-insurgency was supposed to be the “graduate level of war.”
If that’s the case, then great power competition and political warfare must be the doctorate level of war.
We are going to have to do more planning, more work, and more activity just to slightly move the dial.
And that is what winning looks like.