Strategy and Cost.I really enjoyed Lt Col Lawrence Spinetta's article "Strategy and Cost: A Gap in Our Military Decision-Making Process" (Fall 2008). Last year, while attending the Army's Command and General Staff College The Command and General Staff College (C&GSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas is a United States Army facility that functions as a graduate school for U.S. military leaders. It was originally established in 1881 as a school for infantry and cavalry. , I came to the same realization as Colonel Spinetta that cost--and economics in general--did not figure into the discussion during the military decision-making process. Even with our increased focus on information operations and stability operations, we don't seem to consider cost and economic incentives as carefully as we should. As a comptroller and economist, I find that a bit disturbing.
Maj John C. Hansen, USAF
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