posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 03:33 PM
For decades, the US military has attempted to build its force structure around the philosophy of fighting 2 major conflicts. However, that strategy
may become a casualty to the specter of shrinking budgets.
It has become evident with a sizable force committed to Afghanistan and Iraq, the US military would be hard pressed to fight another conflict with say
North Korea unless a sizable international coalition is present.
With defense budgets running flat at best or reduced, a recent RAND corporation study has recommended cutting back on Army expenditures and bolstering
the USAF and USN as they are quickly able to project force.
I think the one war strategy was never realistic and I doubt that they could have done it effectively at any rate using conventional means. Perhaps
one major conflict and one minor would be a more realistic plan?