“History…. suggests that whatever we decide to do, let’s decide to do it on the premise of: there are limits to what our power can accomplish in the world — especially military power — and sometimes there may be other alternatives to using military power to shape a world that we want to see……”
To paraphrase Abraham Maslow: If your favorite tool is a hammer, every problem starts to resemble a nail.
The views expressed by Colonel Gentile here do not necessarily represent those of the United States government or the Department of Defense.
This interview was recorded shortly after the event, “The War in Afghanistan: What Went Wrong?” at the Cato Institute April 5, 2013.