Transformation – Inside the War Against Robert Gates

EsquireInside the War Against Robert Gates

Thomas P.M. Barnett writes that if the Iraqi and Afghan insurgents — and, now, the Somali pirates — have taught us anything, it’s that the era of the “big war” is behind us. No one gets that more than our Secretary of Defense, argues a top global-security expert, and that’s why his Pentagon overhaul will beat the backlash.