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Strategy & Policy
A Weinberger Doctrine for Crisis Management

The United States cannot pursue a strategic foreign policy if each new crisis prompts it to rebalance to one flashpoint or another. It needs to identify a set of stable priorities, which is difficult if not impossible when one is in permanent crisis-management mode.

Published on: July 7, 2014
Ali Wyne is a contributing analyst at Wikistrat and a coauthor of Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World (2013).
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  • Spinelessness looks like Prudence to those looking for a lion in a mouse.

  • Boritz

    Don’t let a permanent crisis-management mode go to waste. &nbspIt’s not an accident that we bounce from one crisis to another. &nbspWhat that gains you on the domestic front is worth more than all of the foreign setbacks.

  • ShadrachSmith

    Obama is a feckless dilettante. It isn’t our strategy that is the problem. It doesn’t matter what your strategy is if you have a fool in charge.

    Obama/Eisenhower? Please. Imagine the Normandy invasion organized by Obama’s team. We would all be speaking German.

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