Ideological Elements of Enemy Threat Doctrine Are Skipped in Hagel and Brennan Hearings
LT. GEN. JERRY BOYKIN, former US Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, explains why he doesn’t support Chuck Hagel and John Brennan’s nominations. Hagel does not take a firm enough line on Iran, and Brennan fails to understand that fundamentalist ideology is what motivates terrorists. Boykin also forecasts the “hollowing out” of the military from sequestration, and talks about the death of the American ethos that no soldier, dead or alive, is left behind.
From the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, SEBASTIAN GORKA critiques the lack of understanding that we have about the ideology that drives our enemies in the war on terror, and references the Cold War ideological battle as a frame work for how to win a war of ideas.
ADAM KREDO, a senior writer for the Washington Free Beacon, explains how sequestration will “hollow out the military,” and illuminates the reasons why the vote on Hagel’s nomination was delayed.
From forbes.com, GORDON CHANG takes a tour through Asia explaining how the weakening Chinese economy and disarray in the political system is creating a formula for war, how many countries in Asia are devaluing their currencies, and how Chinese cyber-warfare is costing America millions every year.