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Can America be a serious country?

Can America be a serious country?

Ullman: Three tests of America's seriousness: the Ferguson, Missouri shooting; the legal predicaments of Texas Governor Rick Perry; and the Islamic State (IS).
Harlan Ullman
Opinion: Do not defer action against IS

Opinion: Do not defer action against IS

Harlan Ullman: International action against IS can work. But will Mr. Obama realize that? The world wonders.
Harlan Ullman
Peace, prosperity and stability through partnerships: A grand design for a 21st century strategic mindset

Peace, prosperity and stability through partnerships: A grand design for a 21st century strategic mindset

Harlan Ullman: Military force has often been the ultimate arbiter between war and peace, but that past paradigm has surely been challenged in the 21st century.
Harlan Ullman
The new MAD: An era of assured disruption

The new MAD: An era of assured disruption

Ullman: The threat of violent Islamism can be controlled; many of our policies only intrude further on individual liberties without reducing the actual danger.
Harlan Ullman
The Great War Redux

The Great War Redux

July 28 marks the centenary of the start of World War I, tragically and wrongly described by President Woodrow Wilson as the "war to end all wars."
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The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

Harlan Ullman: U.S. President Barack Obama and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron have a great deal in common, and come from the same generation.
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Air sea battle: Concept, cover or a charge of the light brigade in waiting?

Air sea battle: Concept, cover or a charge of the light brigade in waiting?

Harlan Ullman: While spending our way to victory in World War II worked, barring another world war, that largesse has limits.
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NATO's weakest flank and softest underbelly -- and what to do about it

Harlan Ullman: Intimidation, terror, propaganda and political strategies to subvert are the new vulnerable flanks and soft underbellies of NATO.
Harlan Ullman
Too many archdukes, too many bullets

Too many archdukes, too many bullets

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) --From Libya in the west to Pakistan and India in the east, these regions are filled with ticking time bombs that could easily explode into major conflict.
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Don't write Iraq off yet

Don't write Iraq off yet

Harlan Ullman: The opportunity lies in quiet, almost Kissinger-like secret diplomacy with Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel. A grand bargain is the goal.
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Lost opportunities

Lost opportunities

Harlan Ullman: Barack Obama has missed many important opportunities. The latest was a chance to exercise diplomacy with Vladimir Putin at Normandy.
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The longest day and our finest hour

The longest day and our finest hour

My wednesday column
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Democracy ain't always a good export

Democracy ain't always a good export

Exporting democracy as America has tried through colossally failed military interventions into regions and cultures that reject such efforts will not work.
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History Counts II

History Counts II

Harlan Ullman: A better understanding of history can at least mitigate exaggerating every crisis as the worst in our lifetimes.
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History should matter

History should matter

Harlan Ullman: With stories swirling and the inability of the media to do real investigative journalism, history, truth and fact have become casualties.
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Retired USMC General James Jones (L), Dr. Harlan Ullman (C), Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council and Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Co-Chair of the Afghanistan Study Group, attend a press conference to introduce three major reports on Afghanistan in Washington on January 30, 2008. The Afghanistan Study Group, the Strategic Advisors Group and Dr. Harlan Ullman all released the details of their reports that concluded this month which focused on conditions in Afghanistan. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Harlan K. Ullman (born March 15, 1941), is a political author, commentator, and a retired United States Naval Commander. He is an advisor to government and the private sector and is active in transformation both of business and the Department of Defense. Ullman is known as a developer of the doctrine of Shock and Awe.

The doctrine of Shock and Awe was developed by Ullman and James P. Wade and was a product of the National Defense University of the United States. It technically is known as "rapid dominance" and is a military doctrine based on the use of "overwhelming decisive force," "dominant battlefield awareness," "dominant maneuvers," and "spectacular displays of power" to "paralyze" an adversary's perception of the battlefield and destroy his will to fight.

In a stand against George W. Bush, in an October 2006 edition of his Washington Times column Ullman wrote, "The world indeed has changed. But not as we think. American power and perceived omnipotence have been greatly neutralized or displaced...This means aligning our ego with reality. Mr. Bush once called for a more humble foreign policy. The times never demanded one more."

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