Thursday, May 31, 2007

Our 21st Century Military Needs

Tom Donnelly writes of The Army We Need

Given the number and variety of missions and the emerging nature of land war, it is apparent that U.S. land forces need not only to be more numerous but also to reflect capabilities beyond simply the timely and devastating delivery of firepower. If the Pentagon's transformation model was geared for rapid, decisive operations, our post-9/11 experience tells us there will be no one-battle war. The conflicts we face are more like the frontier fighting of the 19th century--in the American West but also in the far-flung outposts of the British Empire--than the epic clashes of European armies in the 20th century.

He often sounds like Thomas P.M. Barnett.

More on the state of our military and what we need to do in order to improve it for the conflicts we expect to face from the tank at NRO.

Yet more from the tank at NRO on U.S. Defense Spending: Myths and Facts.

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