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Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster is a combination of warrior, intellectual and leader. He was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The war in Afghanistan is not over. Nor is it ending any time soon. The U.S. role may end in 2016, in whole or in part, but the war will continue, and its ultimate outcome is very much in doubt.

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Insurgents, political organizations and governments have all adopted social media platforms to press their case, confuse opponents, seize world attention and gain advantage.

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A conflict looms between the Army’s wartime ethos of individual initiative and the bureaucratic malaise that peacetime brings.