Friday, June 22, 2018
Assumptions regarding American military power as based on recent modern conflicts questionable?
What has worked in the past will not work so well [or work at all] in the future?
From Strategic Outposts:
"Mirages of War: Six Illusions From our Recent Conflicts"
By David Barno and Nora Bensahel April 11, 2017
Six illusions as accepted as fact but indeed questionable:
* "Illusion 1: Warfare is Land-Centric."
* "Illusion 2: There Will Be Adequate Time to Adapt"
* "Illusion 3: American Technology Rules"
*" Illusion 4: U.S. Supplies runneth Over."
* "Illusion 5. There Will Be Plenty of High Tech Munitions."
* "Illusion 6: The United States Will Never Need a Draft."
NEVER AGAIN WILL THE UNITED STATES NEED A DRAFT [CONSCRIPTION] UNLESS A PROTRACTED WAR IN THE MANNER OF WW1/WW2/KOREA IS THE CASE? DEVOTED READERS TO THE BLOG CAN COMMENT? WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF SUCH AN INSTANCE OCCURRING? WHO HAS THE CRYSTAL BALL?
Modern warplane assembly of a F-15 for instance requires a minimum of eighteen months for the start/finish process, raw material to fly-able fighter jet! What is in the inventory now if gone will be hard to replace!