Tradition has both positive and negative implications. It may be valuable lessons learned, lessons paid for with blood, but tradition may also be habits of the last war that make it difficult to see and react to change. There is good reason to think that future conditions in the Asia-Pacific region will not be consistent with what the strategic traditions of the U.S. military tell us we can expect.
Rosen, Stephen Peter
"Strategic Traditions for the Asia-Pacific Region,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 54
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol54/iss1/2