Note #13. Waiting to Win; Being Proactive.

Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D, Brig Gen, USAF ret. Waiting to retaliate to an obvious use of force, one that fits comfortable expectations of either being at peace, or being at war, is a losing strategy by itself. If and when such an attack comes, it’s likely to be in combination with other forms of warfare. Our reality is that adversaries cooperate and confront, often at the same time.

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Paper #6. Advanced Analysis is a Mindset.

Jeffrey S. Johnson, Col USAF ret. Since 9/11 intelligence analysis and its shortcomings have been widely discussed. Military Services increased training in critical thinking and structured analytic techniques. The Army and Air Force created Advanced Analysis courses and OUSD(I) created the Information Environment Advanced Analysis course.

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Note #4. Planning to Win.

Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret. Winning is not a static end-state. It’s a continuous process of gaining and maintaining advantage through combinations of effects.

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