Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"Mr. Gates is leading in the wrong direction"

A TCS Daily column lays out the case for a smaller, leaner, more Rumsfeldian military suitable for fighting netwar:
Mr. Gates is leading in the wrong direction. Rather than reinforcing failure, what the U.S. government should be learning from Iraq is a new way to fight its wars. Instead of using massed legacy American forces, the U.S. should move to a model that employs highly-trained U.S. teams either working in a distributed fashion to identify enemy targets, or as advisors to local allies and proxies.

Rumsfeld and Powell may have both left the administration, but their argument continues.

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