Strategic Clarity: An Argument for Effective Deterrence

By |2023-06-25T15:30:19-10:00June 23rd, 2023|

By Lt. Col. Jeffery C. Higgins[1] Abstract As the national power parity gap narrows and strategic competition between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) intensifies, clear and unambiguous communication between these global powers must be a top priority in order to prevent a military, kinetic conflict. The effectiveness of any national strategy is significantly impacted by the coherence or lack of coherence in which the instruments of national power are harmonized through strategic communications, a concept that the United States has in the past systemically failed to effectively optimize. Even when a nation’s overall national power [...]