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7 February 2019

Harnessing David and Goliath: Orthodoxy, Asymmetry, and Competition

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The U.S. remains in a position to have a disproportionate impact on the shape of the future, but the window of opportunity is closing. While the military must continue to prepare for distant and unlikely wars, the U.S. is losing ground in the present. Outside of war, actors are achieving desired outcomes and increasing their positional and policy advantages – often at the expense of U.S. interests. These actors have stolen intellectual property, annexed the sovereign territory of neighboring nations, interfered in political processes, and even caused the deaths of innocent non-combatants.[1] Their militaries elude existing nuclear and conventional deterrence practices, often enabling other elements of a national effort to extend influence. Left unchecked, this behavior contributes to a future which will be more accommodating and hospitable to authoritarianism and disorder.

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Harnessing David and Goliath

Harnessing David and Goliath: Orthodoxy, Asymmetry, and Competition by Joe Miller, Monte Erfourth, Jeremiah Monk and Ryan Oliver is reprinted from Small Wars Journal per the Creative Commons license granted upon its https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/harnessing-david-and-goliath-orthodoxy-asymmetry-and-competition

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