A new white paper published by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has been released about America’s involvement in irregular warfare for the past 250 years. The report was written by David Johnson who has followed up his 24-year-Army career by teaching at Georgetown and West Point. The report concludes that in many ways the United States is not prepared for modern irregular warfare, in particular our post-game (after the war) follow-up is particularly weak which leads to insurgency. The full paper is definitely worth a read and can be found at the CSBA website.
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I read that a few months ago and found it really enjoyable. They did an amazing job over there with little to go on except will-power and training.
Check out the book " Horse Soldiers" by Doug Stanton. Interesting read.
Thanks for the information, Jack. I will have to wait for you to do a "Cliff's notes" on that one.
I don't have the time to read all 100+ pages, but does it bring up the possibility that our relatively short political time-tables make it hard to acknowledge that some of these irregular operations need to be a "low and slow" job that might need a couple of decades of incremental defined goals? As opposed to Big Military methods that seek quick solutions, but ironically might create more problems. Just office-chair quarterbacking here.