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Chapter Four: Further Explanations (Part 02)

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McMaster continues the discussion on strategic competency and answers frequently asked questions about America’s national security. What are the consequences of making empty threats? How can we execute a sustained strategy? Is the military under- or overused?

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Discussion Questions

  1. What is the impact of climate change on national security?
  2. How do nations perceive one another’s interests, goals, intentions, and capabilities?

Additional Resources

  •  In “H. R. McMaster: Battlegrounds—Competitions That Will Determine American Security, Prosperity, and Influence in a New Era,” H. R. McMaster discusses how to restore America’s strategic competence. Available here.
  • Read “Competence and Confidence” by H. R. McMaster. Available here.