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originally posted by: Dimithae
i came across this article,that was quite interesting. For all those that think 'we ought to just stomp in and kill Russians',well,better think again. This is about a book that has just been written(as far as I know) that paints a picture of some major failings of our armed services.But an even bigger picture of our bought out congressmen pushing technology that doesn't work,and therein lies the problem.
For those that are thinking right now,we are America,we can do it! I would suggest you read this. A retired Marine General proved that they would lose if they tried to fight the Russians with this. I am going to go buy the book and read all of it. Should be interesting.
Did you read the article?
But Cockburn’s book is not without humor. He tells the story of Marine Lt. General Paul Van Riper, the scourge of the Unmanned Revolution in Military affairs, who repeatedly expressed contempt for the scientifically unsupported theories of unmanned war. To humiliate Gen. Ripper with a defeat in a massive war game as leader of the enemy Red force against the high-tech American Blue force, he was called out of retirement to participate in a war game stacked against him.
The Blue force armored with a massive database (Operational Net Assessment) and overflowing with acronyms was almost instantly wiped out by General Ripper. He sank the entire aircraft carrier fleet and the entire Blue force army went down with it. The war was over. The 21st century US high-tech, effects-based military was locked into a preset vision and was beaten hands down by a maverick Marine general with inferior forces. www.informationclearinghouse.info...
originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: Dimithae
So you are saying, that the US spending more on military funding than the entire rest of he world combined is setting the armed forces up to fail?
How long have you been watching Fux News?