This is coolbert:
HARD POWER as a panacea to various critical world events neither desirable or even effective? FORCE of the military variety often counter-productive? President Trump behind the learning curve in this regard?
"hard pow·er - noun - a coercive approach to international political relations, especially one that involves the use of military power."
From Strategic Outpost courtesy the War on the Rocks Internet web site.
"Trump’s Next Task: Learning the Limits of Military Power"
David Barno and Nora Bensahel May 2, 2017
Limits as enunciated but I think hardly limited to:
* "First, Trump is, by all indications, enamored with military power"
* "Second, the Trump administration is reducing its non-military options by systematically gutting the civilian elements of U.S. national power, especially diplomacy and development."
* "Third, the Trump administration has too many generals influencing its thinking on national security."
* "Fourth, as noted earlier, Trump has now delegated nearly unprecedented decision-making authority to Secretary Mattis and U.S. military commanders in the field."
"THE BEST INTERNATIONAL LAW IS THE STRONGEST ARMY!" - - G.S. Patton.