A bit more on Messrs. Y.

I previously wrote a bit about the document released a few weeks ago by Colonel Mykleby and Captain Porter.  Well here is a NY Times article (a brief one) on the issue.  I suspect the quick references to Bin Laden were added after this article was essentially finished, but there's probably more room here to discuss how the timing of Bin Laden's death with alter this article's impact.  I also think it's interesting to see, as the article indicates, that these officers have a fairly broad vision underlying their article.  The article itself was pretty broad/vague, but getting to hear more of their thoughts suggests that there are indeed particular policies that these guys would put forward as possible solutions to the problems they cite in the original article.  

Michael Flynn

About Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Kansas State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Binghamton University in 2013. His research focuses on the political and economic determinants of foreign economic and security policy, security issues, and state repression.

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