Drive-by regime change

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The term drive-by regime change was coined by military analyst Thomas P.M. Barnett in a [June 2004 Esquire article] Mr. President, here's how to make sense of our Iraq strategy to describe the so-called Powell Doctrine:

"One of the worst strategic concepts the Pentagon ever came up with was General Colin L. Powell's notion that America should never intervene militarily overseas unless and until an exit strategy is clearly defined. The legacy of that dictum has poisoned the U. S. military's strategic planning ever since, generating the force we have today--perfect for drive-by regime changes and understaffed for everything else."