How to Throw a Proper War

Rumsfeld’s other rules.

The second one is the most important, especially for those overly eager to topple every regime from Tripoli to Tehran:

Diplomacy: All instruments of national power should be engaged before resorting to force, and they should stay involved once force is employed.

Moral suasion, backed by force, backed by moral suasion. Really, it’s an irresistible combo.