I have to concede that the military has gone through many changes, since the first Gulf war, technology was at his best or at least that is what we
But our troops didn’t have fight ground battler like in Iraq we this war.
Even Iraq was a success in the beginning of the invasion, but when it comes with the ground forces fighting the enemy in a conventional way we are
having problems, technology is great but these people with lest than anything are doing a lot of damage.
I also agree that the longer we stay in Iraq with casualties, more American families will be adamant to send their sons and daughter to the military
or even encourage them.
The enemy of the recruiting are the mothers of America they are the ones that influence their children and guide them to chose and the military is not
becoming an option.
The problem with our stretched troops is that the longer we stay in Iraq, and God forbid another conflict arise somewhere else we will be in a lot of
trouble if our military doesn’t get fresh troops.
It takes about two years for a recruit to be ready for combat unless it has been a new policy that I am not aware of to shorten that.
Most analysts say the United States’ armed forces are still recovering from the 1990s, when troop levels and budgets were slashed even as they took
on peacekeeping missions in countries like Somalia and Bosnia.
Now if the president of the US knew that our military was not ready to take such a long conflict like Iraq due to the downside of the 90’s, why did
the present administration when into war.
It could at least wait until the military was more capable to take such a long term conflict. Or perhaps our government underestimated the
shortcomings of this war.
Yes I agree that the military has been “accelerated” under Bush technologically but that was not because it was planned but because this war has
made imperative to rush this modernization.
Now the comments around the bases this days is that military personnel has been rushed and pushed to the limits to accommodate for this conflict in
Iraq, one think is what the “Experts” said and another the reality of life within the military personnel.
I am not an expert on military matters but we can see something is not working out the way it should be.
I guess is room for improvement and lot to learn from mistakes, it is not until wars are fought that countries learn to make it better the next time