Must-Reads

December 11, 2013  

Budget deal | More might, less cost | AirSea Battle & ADIZ

Gordon Adams on the Murray-Ryan budget deal: “But let’s get real: $498 billion is a pretty good deal in a world where threats to the United States are low, terror attacks are down, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are basically over.” (Foreign Policy)

Lt. Col. Daniel Davis (he of “Truth, Lies, and Afghanistan“) has an op-ed in the New York Times on the “Macgregor Transformation Model”: “A Plan for a More Powerful Military That Costs Less” (New York Times)

Harry Kazianis looks at AirSea Battle through the lens of China’s new ADIZ. (Jamestown Foundation)

Jordan Becker and Stanley R. Sloan argue that despite recent strains between Europe and the United States, Atlanticism will endure. (War On The Rocks)

Bears Watching: Awad Mustafa describes UAE’s effort to create “streamlined joint logistics model and communications system to improve information sharing, procurement and training between its Navy, Army and Air Force.” (Defense News)

Warlord’s Quote

“If Sun-tzu, Thucydides, and Clausewitz did not say it, it probably is not worth saying.” — Colin S. Gray

Contributed by David Southworth, a USAF intelligence analyst at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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