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Descent into hell: The demise of American politics

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. politics are in a dangerous downwards spiral. And no one is at the controls.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

NATO RIP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Can NATO RIP be made to mean "Rejuvenation, Insurance and Protection"?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The Iranian cliff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- If 2012 turned out to be the year of the "Cliff Hanger," what will 2013 bring? Consider the "Iranian cliff."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

10, 9, 8, 7 ..........?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- 10, 9, 8, 7 ...... refers to a countdown. The larger question is count down to what?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Going over the decency cliff

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The United States is staring over a "decency cliff" and U.S. leaders need to act to make sure we don;t go over.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Three ticking time bombs at the Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- To most observers, the most dangerous of ticking time bombs at the Pentagon is budgetary but there are three less visible and perhaps more dangerous issues.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Alice in Wonderland -- or is it Washington?

Alice in Wonderland -- or is it Washington?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- To address the fiscal cliff, politicians involved must admit to the seriousness f the problem and step out of politics.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

A ray of hope

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama can enhance the U.S. stance internationally by putting John Kerry and Chuck Hagel in his Cabinet as state and defense secretaries.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The commander in chief

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. commanders in chief need to hold subordinates accountable for answering the question of “What next?” as a critical step in ensuring strategic success.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Fixing the flaws in the pivot to Asia

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The potentially fatal flaws in the U.S. "pivot to Asia," with its emphasis on military and not diplomatic, economic and political tools, remain uncorrected.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
11/11/11

11/11/11

BRUSSELS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- There is a need for immediate political leadership and courage in the United States to solve the country's problems.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
A real presidential agenda

A real presidential agenda

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The only downside to writing a Wednesday column recurs every fourth November and the day after the United States' presidential elections.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Mitt: Trick or treat?

Mitt: Trick or treat?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Will it be trick or trick for U.S. foreign policy U.S. voters go to the polls to elect their next president?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
I wish someone had said that

I wish someone had said that

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harlan Ullman says there are three main issues candidates should address: U.S. infrastructure, foreign policy crises and U.S. political stalemate.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Ready, aim fire!

Ready, aim fire!

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Tuesday's presidential debate and the remaining encounter aren't the best formats for getting real answers to very tough and even intractable issues facing this and most other nations round the globe.
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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