February 23, 2015

Avoiding Trivia: A Strategy for Sustainment and Fiscal Security

By Jerry Hendrix

Authored by Dr. Jerry Hendrix, senior fellow and director of the CNAS Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, the report argues that the United States has strayed from its historic and cultural approach to the world, leaving behind its traditional maritime-focused, technologically innovative, free-trade based strategy. He further argues the U.S. has replaced these tenets  with entanglements in foreign land-based operations, over regulation, and profligate deficit spending – and has seen the country’s position in the world commensurately downgraded.

Overall, Dr. Hendrix recommends a more clear eyed strategy that seeks to avoid trivia and address the U.S.’ current weaknesses in order to shore up its long term strategic position.

  • Jerry Hendrix

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Jerry Hendrix is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United...

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