l“I’d rather have decent answers to the right question than great answers to irrelevant questions.” This pithy precept appears at the top of page 1 of The Last Warrior, an intellectual history of Andrew Marshall, the furtive, 42-year director of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA), who died in March at the age of 97. So often was the maxim repeated in appreciations of Marshall that it has me wondering about the “right questions” we should be ...

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