You don’t know the future: Do not think that just because you want history to leave you alone, that it will. Just because you want to be most concerned about the Pacific and Indian Ocean AOR – that doesn’t mean history will let you. We need to be very careful following people who are so convinced about their ability to see the future. They can’t. I can’t. You can’t. All you can do is maintain intellectual and operational flexibility against other nations’ abilities, not their intention. Hedge, hedge, hedge.
H/t: Ace of Spades HQ