9 February 2017 Briefing Slides
On the evening of 9 February 2017 Col Dr Doug Macgregor presented a
new briefing to a packed house at the Metropolitan Club of Washington,
DC. Summarizing his latest book, Margin of Victory, his extemporaneous commentary was riveting.
His two most important points: first, that Grand Strategy covers all
elements of national policy, not only national security — commerce and
diplomacy, agriculture and energy — ALL elements of national policy must
be managed as a whole to achieve peace and prosperity; and second, that
wars are won or lost based on the ten years of strategy, policy, and
acquisition that precede them — he did not say this, but it was clear
that the military we have today cannot win wars.