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How is sending drones into sovereign nations to attack and kill people not a war?
We did a poor job of counterinsurgency in Viet Nam as well.
I remain unconvinced that it is something we can ever do well.
We simply don't have the stomach for it in my view.
I see no reason for trying it again. Our attempts at occupying Iraq were a failure the last time.
Our attempt at occupying Afghanistan has been a failure as well.
I have studied the Civil War and the Revolutionary War in much more detail than I have studied other US wars.
They would almost inevitably win by attrition if they would just continously attack.
The West Point experts he was forced to depend on as generals were much more interested in maneuver and occupation of territory.
Until he managed to get Grant
and Sherman in control he had no generals willing to destroy Confederate
Armies and Confederate means of sustenance which is what eventually won
Washington was forced by circumstance into just the opposite strategy.
The US military establishment is
divided as to what is the best strategy in Iraq. Of course the Army
thinks we need boots on the ground because that is what the army does.
Of course the Air Force thinks we need air superiority because that is what they do.
The problem we face is not one of military ability it is one of strategic implementation.
I submit it is impossible to know what tools we need to use because we have not decided what we mean to accomplish.
Bush didn't do it in Iraq or in Afghanistan; at least not clearly enough to form a strategy that worked.
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