U.S. model for a future ‘Air-Sea Battle’ stirs ire in China and inside Pentagon By Greg Jaffe

DeM Banter:  Sounds like there are many assumptions here that may indeed prove false...how many times in the past century and a half have we correctly predicted the next conflict? Planning is important however...there is a fine line between planning, funding, and execution.  Eisenhower is famous for saying..."Plans are nothing; planning is everything."  Washington Post …

Study Criticizes Pentagon Over Its Plans For A Greater Focus On Asia By Thom Shanker

DeM Banter:  It took a CSIS Study? New York Times August 1, 2012 WASHINGTON — An independent review assessing the Obama administration’s plans to move national security resources toward Asia and away from the Atlantic has criticized the Pentagon, saying it insufficiently explained how it would shift military forces to the region and how the …