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US Army historian cites lack of postwar plan.

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posted on Dec, 25 2004 @ 02:49 PM
Coming from war historian and strategist Maj. Isaiah Wilson III in a report by MSNBC.

Army commanders still misunderstand the strategic problem they face and therefore are still pursuing a flawed approach, writes Wilson, who is scheduled to teach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point next year. "Plainly stated, the 'western coalition' failed, and continues to fail, to see Operation Iraqi Freedom in its fullness," he asserts.

"Reluctance in even defining the situation ... is perhaps the most telling indicator of a collective cognitive dissidence on part of the U.S. Army to recognize a war of rebellion, a people's war, even when they were fighting it," he comments.

Because of this failure, Wilson concludes, the U.S. military remains "perhaps in peril of losing the 'war,' even after supposedly winning it."

Even an official US war historian/stratigest notes the futility of continuing in Iraq under the current plan. I believe the main problem that now faces the US military is whether or not it is to late to change its strategy especially after so much death, destruction, and violence against the Iraqi people.


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