A significant indication of the future path of a nation's national strategy is its traditional pursuit of its national interests, Walter Lippmann has written that: .. , the behavior of nations over a long period of time is the most reliable, though not the only index of their national interest. For though their interests are not eternal, they are remarkably persistent.
"Options For U.S.. National Strategy in the 1980s and Beyond,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 34
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol34/iss3/2