Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Mullen Doctrine
Much has been made of a speech (or series of speeches) that Admiral Mullen has made concerning defense policy and foreign policy. It is shaping up as something called the 'Mullen Doctrine'. The doctrine is a set of criteria for fighting that the U.S. should adopt. It differs from the "Powell Doctrine" of years ago. While some think that the 'Mullen Doctrine' replaces the 'Powell Doctrine' - what is probably more true is that it augments the 'Powell Doctrine'. Both are equally applicable depending on the situation at hand. Read more about this in "The 'Mullen Doctrine' Takes Shape', The Washington Independent, March 16, 2010.