- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am glad to see someone of his stature putting these ideas out there:
— Create a cyber force.
— Give each combatant command, or COCOM, a civilian deputy
— Merge the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and SOUTHCOM into a single Americas Command
— Establish a Land and Air Guard that parallels the Coast Guard
— Stand up a truly independent general staff with operational authority atop the military chain of command
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