"Let's Get Serious about Stability"

Lundeen, Gary A.
February 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2005, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p18
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information on the author's views on a paper published in a previous issue of the journal. The U.S. is very casual in the selection of words, especially in matters of geopolitics, international relations and foreign policies. If stability is a success measure, then the U.S. shall surely never succeed in Iraq or Afghanistan, nor shall they succeed in the experiment they call the United States of America. Security is the precise word to use. In fact, one of the primary reasons political and military policy makers have such a difficult time with reconstruction operations is a mistaken or misguided belief that stability is security.


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