Lessons of history for the future of war

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Media Outlet: Foreign Policy

A good strategy seems to be about adaptation and flexibility,” said Sir Lawrence Freedman at the beginning of a surprisingly lively panel at the New America/ASU conference on the future of war. He also advised against thinking about strategy as a form of planning. A proven way to accumulate power is through alliances and coalitions, he added.  

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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.”