Our Pentagon generals and admirals are useless. They should have resigned in mass in lieu of lulling Americans into thinking our defense posture is tenable. As George Washington said, "It you want peace, prepare for war". Not running a constabulary like the French Foreign Legion. Our generals and admirals apparently think they are Peace Corps workers. Why not, Colin Powell (CP) was a general before he went to State. The last time I looked after leaving State, CP's net worth was reported as over $7 million. Should we farm out our foreign and military policy to Goldman Sachs (GS)? After all, wasn't Hank Paulson GS's point man in China?
SC noted the British Royal Navy adopted a similar "cooperation strategy" in 1902. It got World War I 12 years later. I wonder if our admirals are aware of Royal Navy's plan? See my 20 October post on this "new" naval strategy.