This is not a political blog but I have commented many times that our military requires a geopolitical strategy in order to develop a meaningful military strategy which can, in turn, be used to guide our procurement, force structure, force levels, training, doctrine, etc. The lack of a
geopolitical strategy has never been more evident than while watching the ongoing Russia/Ukraine/Crimea issue. The US is clueless about how to respond because we don’t have a coherent strategy. It’s no wonder, then, that our military often seems directionless – they have no geopolitical strategy to work from so they’re operating in a near vacuum. US
As I said, this is not a political blog so I’m not going to delve any deeper into this.