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Tango0129 Dec 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

"In August 1945, when America initiated the atomic age, the dominant character of land war between great powers transitioned from operational maneuver to positional defense. Now, almost a century later, the US Army is mistakenly structuring for offensive clashes of mass and scale reminiscent of 1944 while competitors like Russia and China have adapted to twenty-first-century reality. This new paradigm—which favors fait accompli acquisitions, projection from sovereign sanctuary, and indirect proxy wars—combines incremental military actions with weaponized political, informational, and economic agendas under the protection of nuclear-fires complexes to advance territorial influence. The Army's failure to conceptualize these features of the future battlefield is a dangerous mistake….."
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RudyNelson29 Dec 2018 10:30 p.m. PST

Who is to say they are doing so already. The DoD sponsors a number of government think tanks as well as weapon research in many areas. Black book projects are very numerous and costly.

Some changes that seem sudden but have been at various stages of testing for many years.
Just like the DRS Testament s of the late 1970s when tests were conducted to see if three, four or five tank platoons were better. At the same time they tested support and logistic concepts.

Balthazar Marduk01 Jan 2019 3:05 a.m. PST

There's a lot of spicy slang being kicked around, but if the others don't focus on hard power, the United States can just flip the table on them whenever they feel like it.

Lion in the Stars01 Jan 2019 2:51 p.m. PST

If the US is willing to take the hit to our soft power to flip the table.

Tango0102 Jan 2019 11:34 a.m. PST



john snelling05 Jan 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

Been reading articles like this for decades.

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