Introduction: Tools for Sovereignty—Power and Force
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Force, which is coercion or compulsion, especially with the use or threat of violence, requires concentration. Concentration, in turn, depends upon three components: cooperation, conveyance, and comprehension. Since ancient times, rulers who master this three-part relationship have victory abroad and rest from enemies at home. This framework matters today because digitally and globally networked capabilities are rapidly transforming the third of those variables—comprehension—causing a revolution in what governments can know about adversaries in real-time and at-scale.