The Network Illusion: How a Network-Centric Special Operations Culture Impedes Strategic Effect
America has often developed very impressive methods of waging war and protecting
strategic interests, but all too often, its senior leaders are too optimistic about how
much those methods can actually accomplish. The heart of U.S. national security challenges today is an ongoing erosion of American influence globally. What the U.S. now
requires is a modification of older ideas in ways appropriate for the modern age. The
works contained in this edited volume are signposts of a future that America still has
time to choose wherein its efforts to safeguard its people and protect its interests can
be remade and reforged in ways appropriate and successful in this era of dazzling technologies and enormous global change.