Fresh thinking for taking on America's newest enemies—those small and deadly forces at large in a splintered world.
War is changing, and not for the better. Like much else in our world, it is essentially deconstructing and re-emerging as a changed enterprise.
Clearly, we will continue to engage in some form of armed conflict in the years and decades ahead.
As war deconstructs, along with much of what we understand about the world itself, new thinking is required. We must begin by understanding the new reality of the world in which we live. We swim in a strange sea, far different from the one that historically spawned the traditional principles of war, and quite different even from that which existed in the 1990s.
The world is simply moving so much faster today than at any point in any of our lifetimes; and it appears a good bet that this sense of speed—indeed, this sense of acceleration—will only continue.