Saturday, March 07, 2009

Dept of Everything Else

Got 25 mins? AoSHQ threw up this vid about what American force should look like in the future. Snarky, dense with info, not sure if I buy it all, but I know I at least buy most of it.

Mild content warning for language.



One potential criticism of this view is that expanding our capacity to do this will enable us to do it when we shouldn't. Not sure how to get around that.

I've thought for a long time the failure of the Bush administration w.r.t. Iraq was not the decision to go in, but the attempt to hybridize two incompatible strategies. Shinseki == heavy force, occupation. Rummy == Light force, no occupation/quick transition. Bush == Light force, occupation.

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