Future of War: What the Army chief of staff thinks he learned from Iraq

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Media Outlet: Foreign Policy

General Raymond Odierno, the Army’s chief of staff, in speaking at the New America/ASU conference on the future of war, listed as a lesson from Iraq is that the “whole of government” must participate. As Janine Davidson said later in the day, that is one of the tired myths that the Army needs to stop singing to itself.

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Thomas Ricks is an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America  He also is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the blog “The Best Defense.”