A defense vision born at the Center Avenue Grade School and honed on the Tyndall Air Force Base golf course.
As I contemplated writing an article about redoing the U.S. military, I was filled with insecurity. After all, who was I to recommend anything? I have no military credentials. I never served in the armed forces. I know nothing of defense policy, tactics, weaponry, or for that matter, any other discipline that would even remotely qualify me as an expert on military affairs. I have no information normally attributed to those "in the know."
Then I considered the expertise of those civilians at extremely high levels of the political food chain in charge of the military. Lo and behold, I fit right in! In many respects. I am a perfect representative of a growing trend in American government, to wit, the less you know about defense matters, the higher you rise in government, until someday you actually might get to deploy the vast U.S. military arsenal to the far-flung reaches of the planet. This is an exciting prospect!