- By Parag Khanna<p> Parag Khanna is director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization. </p> <p> Aaron Smith is a researcher at the Hybrid Reality Institute. </p>
Veteran professor John Arquilla of the Naval Postgraduate School, who famously pioneered the concept of "netwar," begins by discussing his ambitious cover story for Foreign Policy on "The New Rules of War." As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Arquilla believes we are starting to learn and apply lessons in Afghanistan such as getting smaller and quicker in engaging with local populations. He also discusses his controversial recent op-ed in the New York Times on the "Pentagon’s Biggest Boondoggles." Arquilla believes that Obama is very serious about tackling the most unnecessary and outlandish defense spending programs while at the same time building a better and more agile military.