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Letters Letters Anonymous Army by ProQuest


A few thoughts about the need to capitalize on the potential of intellectual capital may be in order. * We have a committed, combatexperienced officer corps, long on counterinsurgency and stability operations experience but growing short on high-intensity combat experience. * In the swiftly changing strategic environment, "come as you are" conflicts and missions require that intellectual capital is trigger-ready, not mothballed. By the late 1950s it was painfully obvious to a broad spectrum within the State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon, as well as political leaders in both parties and allied nations overseas, that economic aid simply would not suffice in turning back the tide of growing Soviet influence around the world - influence that, more often than not, was bought with Soviet-supplied arms.

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