Everything you wanted to know

About grand strategy:  What it is, why we need it, why we don’t, and how to tell if we have a good one.

All playing now on Fabius Maximus’s blog!

Be sure to read his latest installment, on peak oil.  You may wonder how this plays into grand strategy, but how we deal with the unprecedented ramp up in the cost of this most basic of commodities (as close to a tax on breathing as is humanly possible) will affect Boyd’s four elements of grand strategy:

  • Improve our morale and that of our allies
  • Degrade that of our opponents
  • Attract the uncommitted
  • Without setting the stage for future (unfavorable) conflict.

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2 Responses to “Everything you wanted to know”

  1. Fabius Maximuson 11 Jul 2008 at 11:27 am 1

    Thanks for the note! Go here to see the series on grand strategy, at the bottom of the page, articles #13 and after:

  2. Maxon 18 Jul 2008 at 11:25 am 2

    Things arn’t quite bad enough,
    Let’s see what America can do to itself to make
    things even worse.


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    “In WWII, the US daily military fuel consumption per service member was 1.67 gallons each. Today, the consumption is slightly over 27 gallons per service member per day.”