Glad you decided to follow me, mr Gros. It made me read your insightful plea for planning, evaluation and cooperation. You do not seem to stretch this to institutionalization in international organizations. I see that as a next step, but there is at least one formidable obstacle: the tendency to nationalism, patriotism and downgrading of treaties and peace-enhancing organizations.

What strikes me is the absence of specification of actors in your analysis. Am I overlooking it? It is clear about what and why and when, but very unclear about who has to plan, cooperate, evaluate and act on the conclusions of the analysis. It is the core of policy planning: who has to do what, when and with whom, when we know, why(i.e. the causes of the policy problem to be solved). Did you conceive this for a specific military organization? On a national (US) or an international (NATO) level, or both?

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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