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RADM W. J. Holland, Jr., USN (Ret.)
It appears that the new Strategic Command (StratCom) has come along just when such a command has little utility. Even though it is still the first element on the national security strategy list, deterrence just “ain’t what it used to be”—no longer the primary and dominant feature of that strategy, the centerpiece of military analytical thought, nor the first factor in budget considerations.