RT Vol X: Foreword
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker® Vol X: Effective Business Strategies For the Defense Industry Sector


As the Department of Defense (DoD) begins to step back from 14 consecutive years of combat operations in the War on Terror, national security intellectuals continue to struggle to define the way ahead regarding a viable National Security Strategy in the context of the realities of a weak economy and a somewhat detached and disaffected public. Additionally, as DoD and the military services take stock of the readiness of the force, they are discovering that many of the business practices followed in the past have atrophied or been overcome by events. Business as usual has become a recipe for failure.