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Nation-building may eclipse standard warfare

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posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 03:05 PM
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Nation-building may eclipse standard warfare


www.msnbc.msn.com

The Army on Monday will unveil an unprecedented doctrine that declares nation-building missions will probably become more important than conventional warfare and defines "fragile states" that breed crime, terrorism and religious and ethnic strife as the greatest threat to U.S. national security.

The doctrine, which has generated intense debate in the U.S. military establishment and government, holds that in coming years, American troops are not likely to engage in major ground combat against hostile states as they did in Iraq and Afghanistan, but instead will frequently be called upon to operate in lawless areas to safeguard populations and rebuild countries.

Such "stability operations" will last longer and ultimately contribute more to the military's success than "traditional combat operations," according to the Army's new Stability Operations Field Manual, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post.
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posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 03:05 PM
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There's an especially interesting concept at the end of this paragraph:

The new manual aims to orchestrate and plan for a range of military tasks to stabilize ungoverned nations: protecting the people; aiding reconstruction; providing aid and public services; building institutions and security forces; and, in severe cases, forming transitional U.S. military-led governments.

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So it seems the approach to foreign policy is to be militarized. The US in seeking to round up unstable nations (home as well as away?) and police/govern them where this is deemed necessary. And so, the empire building continues via rather more insidious methods in the years to come. Great tactics eh.




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posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 06:32 PM
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Wow I can't even believe this, It's funny though because the majority of the public will buy this BS and think the US ARMY has switched to peace keeping and rebuilding lol. yea after they destroy the place and then turn it into a military dictatorship. And I wonder who gets to deside when a nation/small country need's help from the US military, and you can bet the population won't get to vote to see if the majority would want a US occupation for help. This is crazy! I really wish more people would frigign' wake up and realize what this is all about!!!!!



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