Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Strategies if you're a carpenter

If I had a Hammer
Originally uploaded by Denim.
No one would suggest a carpenter only needs a hammer in their toolkit.

A carpenter with only a hammer would be like a nation only using military force to achieve her goals. The US Joint Forces Command identifies four areas of national power that are leveraged in "effects-based" operations against an adversary's vulnerabilities and targeted against his will and capability to conduct war.

That's four, not one. It's like a carpenter having a plane and a router and a saw in addition to the hammer.

Of course, if everything the carpenter sees appears to be nails...

And we know that's not the way it really is. The world is more gray than black and white.

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