The graphic comes from the evil NY Times. The article appears to be true to the original, evil NY Times article. Is the Spartanburg Herald-Journal a subsidiary of the NY Times?
posted on 10/06/2006 10:47:31 PM PDT
We might just as well surrender now and save all the trouble.
posted on 10/06/2006 10:54:06 PM PDT
is this still a war? We dealt with situations not that different in past post-war situations, and worried about maintaining victory first, and cleaning up the mess later.
posted on 10/06/2006 10:57:10 PM PDT
Well, you know we can't just indiscriminately kill like we did fighting Japan and Germany. No we are a more gentle military.
posted on 10/06/2006 11:05:30 PM PDT
by SFC Chromey
(We are at war with Islamofascists, now ACT LIKE IT!)
To: Criminal Number 18F
posted on 10/06/2006 11:05:45 PM PDT
(I met Bill Clinton once but he didnít really talk ó he was hitting on my wife)
". . .to change its entire culture as it transitions to irregular warfare . . . But the Army does not have nearly enough resources . . . to meet its global responsibilities . . . "
LOL! I disagree and opine that we're not going to lose the War on Terror and be overrun, murdered, raped and occupied. It is my opinion that we're going to win.
And the rant about our Army going solely and permanently to guerrilla urban warfare tactics is idiotic. Our military forces are far more versatile and educated than that. They adapt and learn as necessary for each given scenario.
posted on 10/06/2006 11:16:53 PM PDT
The best method for waging counterinsurgency warfare is to not get involved in such a war in the first place. As the article says, counterinsurgency warfare is manpower intensive, and we're not going to get the large (draftee) military of the Cold War/Soviet era back any time soon. While most of the "paradoxes" mentioned are true, they are only true if a nation is obsessed with the need to "win hearts and minds". Bottom line, if it becomes necessary to "break" a country, let someone else "fix it". If that "someone else" doesn't "fix" the country to our liking, we take them out as well. That way you maintain the initiative.
Much of this doctrine seems ridiculous. But I'm not worried. American soldiers are very good at ignoring doctrine that doesn't work and replacing with something that does work.
posted on 10/07/2006 2:41:16 AM PDT
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