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The failure of classic counterterrorism tactics to defeat al-Qa'ida is discussed thoroughly in this strategic proposition
the broken-down, rusting vehicle of American power
Combat effectiveness, the readiness of a military unit to engage in combat based on behavioral, operational, and leadership considerations. Combat effectiveness measures the ability of a military force to accomplish its objective and is one component of overall military effectiveness.
By all measures, the ability of the USG as a whole, but especially the national security community are currently “Combat Ineffective” regarding their ability to employ large- or small-scale influence operations. Even as late as the Cold War, the US, in a leadership role was demonstrably effective at ethical influence. Influence in today’s world is the battlefield, not terrain. It is at the heart of every serious natsec challenge we now face. If we do not regain our former prowess our national security is at risk as is our global leadership and prominence.