I just received a powerpoint from a Naval War College instructor that I think captures rather well one informed person’s perceptions of the Obama administration’s course on defense allocations.
It was prepared by Professor Tom Fedyszyn.
This briefing, in my view, stoically outlines some dimensions of the administration’s evolving new grand strategy, constraints on attention and resources, the shifting quality and composition of threats facing the US, and the potential real security costs of this transition. The briefing materials reflect the exclusive views of Professor Fedyszyn and not the Naval War College or any part of the U.S. government.
The powerpoint is here and hope you find it useful.
My thanks to Professor Fedyszyn for producing a clear-headed narrative and giving me permission to share this material with the public.
I think it’s a useful document no matter what the particular political or policy tilt may be of the reader.
— Steve Clemons