Some educated guesses are necessary to guide de fense planning. Without them, procurement, doctrine, and military organization become arbitrary, the result of inertia rather than strategy. This article offers a few arguments to challenge inertia: • The benign security environment of the 1990s abets domestic political confusion about which potential types of conflict should govern military planning.
Betts, Richard K.
"Power, Prospects, and Priorities,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 50
, Article 2.
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