Competitive Strategies Against Russia Are Seductive, Dangerous, and Unnecessary

Editor’s Note: “The Brush Pass” is a monthly column by Joshua Rovner (@joshrovner1) on intelligence, strategy, and statecraft. In 1987, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger told Congress, “Wherever possible, we should adopt strategies that make obsolete past Soviet defense investments. We should devise programs for which an effective Soviet response would be far more costly than […]