The clear take away from all this is that Senator Rubio has thought deeply about the role of commander-in-chief and that responsibility appears to be a major driving force behind his expected presidential run.
In a major public address earlier this week, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) offered a forceful endorsement of American strength, leadership and internationalism.
A globally integrated commercial-defense industrial base should provide the U.S. with maximum innovation at minimum cost. Politically, this has been and will continue to be a difficult and challenging objective to achieve.
Expressing what is quickly becoming the mainstream consensus viewpoint, this week the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was the latest to pile on about defense spending shortfalls
Gen. Martin Dempsey's comments about the size of the Free Syrian Army force that the US can train is a tacit confession that the prospects for lasting success against the Islamic State are slim and distant.
It's one thing to fail to recognize that we were at war with terror groups, as Americans did prior to September 11, 2001. It's another thing to deny it. Waging war while pretending not to is most certainly a waste of time.
From the day he was elected, Barack Obama has shown no interest in being or ability as a wartime leader, even within the United States. It's hard to imagine he will satisfy the requirments of leading a coalition to victory against the Islamic State.
Achieving the optimal balance between conventional forces and special operations forces will require recalibration through sound policy. Carefully delineating the roles of each force, taking a measured approach to flexibility, and allocating missions based on each force's comparative strengths will bring a sustainable equilibrium between the forces.
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