Photo Credit: U.S. Navy/Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Nicholas Kontodiakos
USS Independence

Force without purpose and will is just metal and explosives.  To have the intimidating effect needed to achieve political purposes, force has to come with specific statements of intent, instructions to the object of intimidation, and above all, credibility.  Only if it has those things can it make a positive difference.

Originally published at http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/07/17/the-art-of-gray-hull-diplomacy/ 

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