MI was started as a research resource & is maintained by a small dedicated staff. Over time, original content was added. Analytical context is derived from decades of support to NS decision makers. Open-source, forward-leaning, we strive to help shape readers’ understanding of the world in which the US seeks to maintain or gain comparative advantage in strategic affairs. The 9/11 Commission Report’s key lament was lack of imagination among analysts & decision makers. MI’s intent is to creatively speculate on plausible futures & recommend how their worst effects might be minimized or avoided.
This is a Grand Strategy platform. Topics include countering nuclear weapons & materials of concern; emulation of opposition strategic thinking, threat vectors, & pathways; examination of friend & foe policy & actions; & practical recommendations for improving security for the west.
MI is written for readers with some familiarity with national security, so acronyms will be used without explanation. For help on these please see http://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/Doctrine/pubs/dictionary.pdf .
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