Dr. Barnett is now a blogger for TIME Magazine’s Battleland
But Osama, looking far older than his 54 years, had none of that. He was down to just a sad little entourage, and his comms were reduced to thumb drives smuggled in now and then. He is isolated, almost imprisoned, and he looks like a man sapped of all vitality.
…This is right out of American strategist John Boyd’s playbook: you beat your enemy by isolating him, denying him allies, keeping him in the dark and – bit by bit – wearing down his energy: “Interaction permits vitality and growth, while isolation leads to decay and disintegration.”
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