A week late, but still a great read on the future of the US Military beyond Iraq. My concern regarding the direction of our future geopolitical policy is that the debate will be framed not around the adults that met in Colorado Springs; but by the unfounded statements of disgruntled military types. I'm all for a reasoned, evidence-based debate on this issue, and I hope as we move closer to November to see such discourse in the public arena.
Back Channels: Shaping a post-Iraq military
COLORADO SPRINGS - The three White House contenders didn't attend this week's conference on the U.S. military after Iraq, but their presence was felt. That's because the next president won't just be deciding the fate of the Iraq war, but charting the U.S. military's course on personnel, weapons systems and equipment for the next generation.
"This is the most important election for national security in 40 years," said Dan Goure, vice president of the Lexington Institute, a Virginia think tank.
So it would help voters if some of the issues raised at the Heritage Foundation gathering - the U.S. role in the world, soft power vs. hard power, and improving the quality of life for military families - became part of the debate between now and November.
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