Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fundamental Purpose

The fundamental purpose of military power is to deter or wage war in support of national policy. In these capacities, military power is a coercive instrument, designed to achieve by force or the threat of force what other means cannot.  While it may be employed in more benign ways for a variety of important purposes across a wide range of situations, these other uses (i.e., GLOBAL FORCE FOR GOOD) should not be allowed to imperil its ultimate ability to wage war.

The full text is HERE.

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