‘The Wretched of the Earth,’ by Bob Gates
Read this sentence and tell me some dirty hippie didn’t write it:
Where possible, what the military calls kinetic operations should be subordinated to measures aimed at promoting better governance, economic programs that spur development, and efforts to address the grievances among the discontented, from whom the terrorists recruit.
That’s Defense Secretary Bob Gates in the new Foreign Affairs. I’ll have more on this later, but: Development-based root-cause solutions for terrorism, coupled with an effort to prudently reduce violent (“kinetic”) approaches? Put the hackeysack down and get a haircut!