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Victory: SECDEF Robert Gates

February 26, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Defense Secretary Robert Gates waves to West Point graduates on Friday.FOR THINKING CLEARLY ABOUT GRAND STRATEGY.

At least someone in the federal government is thinking about Grand Strategy.  Amid calls by some to put US troops in to Libya and other places in the Middle East and Africa, Secretary Gates bluntly responded, “Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as Gen. MacArthur so delicately put it,” (Read the entire article at CNN.com).

If only we had Robert Gates around back in 2001 instead of that other guy….

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