America's Post-9/11 Grand Strategy: Matching the Response to the Threat, and Implications for U.S. National Power [open pdf - 744KB]
From the abstract: "Following the terrorist attacks on September 11 , 200I , the Bush administration chose to pursue a broad, offensive, and preemptive campaign against terrorists and their purported state sponsors, versus executing a focused response against Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. This monograph argues that over the course of the next decade, this broad strategy, primarily leveraging military power, diverted manpower and resources away from the immediate threat, emboldened al Qaeda, and weakened the comprehensive national power of the United States. The lessons of the United States' 9/ 11 response are profound, and should be studied by today 's and tomorrow's leaders in order to inform strategy development and decision-making in meeting tomorrow's national security challenges."
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