Eric Smith

From Minimal to Optimal

By Captain George V. Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Scott C. Truver
July 2011
How many sailors are too many? How few are too few? The new Zumwalt-class destroyer apparently has it just right.
U.S. Army (Albert L. Kelley)

Metrics: Impossible

By Major William S. McCallister, U.S. Army (Retired)
July 2011
All attempts to intervene in Afghan tribal-based patronage politics have failed in the past. What’s any different now?

Somalia: Is There a Way Forward?

By Lieutenant Commander Mark B. Munson, U.S. Navy
July 2011
Nobody can put the Somalian Humpty Dumpty back together, but its pieces can be managed until a government is formed.