Saturday, February 11, 2017
DIME weaponry I am familiar with Dense Inert Metal Explosives.
DIME as descriptive of geo-political strategy I was not familiar with.
As seen at Strategy Page the article by Colonel Austin Bay.
"The U.S. Army Moves Back to the Future"
THE NEWLY APPOINTED SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS INTENDS TO SHAKE THINGS UP! "MAD DOG" AT WORK! DO NOT BOTHER!
"Secretary of Defense James Mattis knows firsthand that America's adversaries attempt to exploit American weakness, with the goal of making America pay a price."
"That's why Mattis intends to address emerging weaknesses and evident deficiencies in American defenses -- to avoid paying a costly price."
"As Secretary of Defense [SECDEF], his focus is the U.S. military, guiding it in the present and preparing it for the future. However, I suspect Mattis intends help correct one of America's fundamental national security inadequacies: our failure to systematically coordinate the 'elements of national power.' The elements are usually identified as Diplomatic, Information/Intelligence, Military and Economic. The military acronym is DIME."
AN EMPHASIS ON U.S. ARMY, IMPROVING READINESS TO FIGHT A CONVENTIONAL WAR AND USING HEAVY FORCES. MECHANIZED INFANTRY, ARTILLERY, AIR DEFENSE, ARMOR, COMBAT AVIATION!! WORLD WAR TWO STYLE COMBAT!! THE FULDA GAP SCENARIO AND ALL THAT!
"Brother can you spare a DIME?"