Wednesday, June 20, 2018
MAD DOG FIRES A SHOT!
Further still an extract with my commentary from the Strategic Outpost column of the War on the Rocks Internet web site.
"JIM MATTIS FIRES A CLEAR WARNING SHOT"
By David Barno and Nora Bensahel MARCH 20, 2018
"In case you missed it, here’s the most important sentence in the recently released National Defense Strategy: 'America’s military has no preordained right to victory on the battlefield.' These blunt words from Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis encapsulate the key theme of the document, which conveys a powerful sense of urgency about what it will take to fight and win the nation’s future wars."
"The Inside Message"
* "The National Defense Strategy clearly states that the central challenge to U.S. national security is 'the reemergence of long-term, strategic competition' with Russia and China."
* "Second, the National Defense Strategy states that the joint force needs to be resilient."
* "Third, the joint force needs to be able to rapidly adapt to a fast-changing and highly competitive operating environment."
"The Outside Message"
* "The National Defense Strategy is a fairly wonky document. Few Americans will read it, and most will not know it exists at all."
"won·ky - - adjective - - informal crooked; off-center; askew. (of a thing) unsteady; shaky. not functioning correctly; faulty."
WE ARE IN NOW A PERIOD OF GREAT POWER GEOPOLITICAL CONFLICT [SANS WARFARE] AS IT WAS IN THE PERIOD JUST PRIOR TO THE GREAT WAR [WW1]. WORLD GLOBAL MACHINATIONS BY A HOST OF DOMINANT NATIONS EACH HAVING AIMS AND GOALS WHICH ARE IN DIRECT COMPETITION.