NPR. Barnett and Odom in an interesting radio program on the situation in Iraq.
One thing I have learned is that operational experience serves as a bulwark against overreaching academic theory. Barnett doesn't have that experience, Odom does. Barnett is ready to stick to his theory when every bit of evidence demonstrates that the theory is flawed.One note to Thomas: I like your thinking re: rule sets. Stick with that and rework the Pentagon's (the last great government bureaucracy) role in it.