The word of the week is "sustainment" and it comes from a report (A National Strategic Narrative) by Captain Wayne Porter and Colonel Mark Mykleby. Both worked as special strategic assistants to Admiral Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The report and word "sustainment" has gained considerable attention. Porter and Mykleby argue that we must move from a policy of containment to one of "sustainment." To increase our national security, our first priority should be "intellectual capital and a sustainable infrastructure of education, health and social services to provide for the continuing development and growth of America's youth . . . We are losing our traditional role of innovation, dominance in leading edge technologies and the sciences."
The world of health care reform and solar panels on my roof comes to the world of the hand grenade.
Video link to a presentation by Porter and Mykleby - -