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Bob Gates' 'Duty'

Bob Gates' 'Duty'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Last week's release of Bob Gates' "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" was preceded by his publisher's brilliant public relations campaign hyping the book with tantalizingly provocative excerpts.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

How could we be so stupid?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Today is a bad day for many with quarterly income tax estimates due to the U.S. government but a really bad day occurred five days short of 94 years ago.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Three New Year's wishes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A week after New Year's Day isn't too late for making wishes for 2014.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Game changers for 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- New Year's Day marks the time for making predictions and resolutions. Game-changing events are among the former. So, here are three game changers that you might not have considered.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Dear Santa

Dear Santa

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Lock the president and leaders of Congress in a room until their come up with a viable political agenda for the coming year.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Twas the week before Christmas

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The growing disparity of income and wealth between rich and poor is a political quandary that will require far more than future holidays such as Christmas or July Fourth to catalyze action.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Newtonian physics and international politics

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Whether any U.S. president has the courage and boldness to delegate responsibility and authority to government and crisis response is at quesiton.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
The nuclear deal with Iran

The nuclear deal with Iran

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Unintended consequences of the possible Iranian nuclear deal need to be considered closely.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Freezing Iran's nuclear ambitions

Freezing Iran's nuclear ambitions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- In an extraordinary time, by any measure last week was extraordinary.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

New security mindset needed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The more think tanks and higher education turn to examining alternative means for creating relevant security mindsets and frameworks, the better off we will be.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Is anyone home at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue?

BRUSSELS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Two of the United States' most vital interests are represented and co-located in Brussels.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The American Follies

BUCHAREST, Romania, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Ridicule and derision never fired anti-American sentiments that persisted around the world until today.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The wrong war again

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The concept of a "war on terror" isn't only flawed. Worse, it cannot work.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Mourning for America

Mourning for America

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Without presidential leadership, the United States is in grave trouble. But who will listen? And who will lead?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
What next for Syria?

What next for Syria?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is on the verge of botching an unprecedented opportunity.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Harlan Ullman
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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