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Good heretical stuff from Adm. Stavridis

I am glad to see someone of his stature putting these ideas out there.

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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 

Image credit: Cristiano Banti (1857)/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas 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

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