"Resolving the stark divergence between America's military ends and means--in"Ground Truth The Future of US Land Power" by Frederick Kagan and Thomas Donnelly brings up 5 killer quizes like "The Nature of Conflict and Attempts to Predict the Nature of Future War"
terms of force size, training, and modernization--will be a crucial challenge."
What is the strategic role of Great Satan's insurgent surging, regime changing, globestomping, Ray Bann wearing, heavy intelligent precision weaponry bearing, skoal chomping heathern hellions on the ground?
What is the nature of land warfare in the twenty-first century?
What qualities are necessary to succeed on the battlefields of the Long War?
What is the ideal size and configuration of the force--and how much will it cost?
The chapter about recent regime changes in record time, surging, and counter T ops looks pretty cool - even featuring a Little Satan event too. Love the titles!
The Invasion of Iraq: Speed Kills
Tal Afar: Conventional Forces in Irregular War
Israel in Lebanon: Serial Surprise
Lost and Won: The Fight for Anbar
Building Partners: The Abu Sayyaf Campaign
This is significant. Dr. Donnelly and Dr Kagan (who helped think up Surge as his bit in the ISG) laid down the gauntlet with his recent Weekly Standard piece defining success and dissing dissenters
Here is a gauntlet thrown down: Let those who claim that the current
strategy has failed and must be replaced lay out their own strategy, along with
their definition of success, criteria for evaluating success, and the
evidentiary basis for their evaluations.
Then, perhaps, we can have a real national debate on this most important
"Ground Truth" makes a case for a high tech fully crunk future military that can kill, heal and deal with rocket rich rejects in innocent civilian heavy pocket caliphates, rising regional semi nuke wmd hegemonal theocracies and old school family gangsta states, amphibing Sino civil wars across the straights of Taiwan, scary scary oathbreaking NoKo guy, Russian force projections and retarded pitiful little rats nests that misrule, rob, torment their own people and their neighbors.
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