After 9/11 the USMC had an opportunity to become great but refused, putting them on a dead-end path.
Our leaders want to wage unending war in foreign lands (unsuccessfully). Let's remember the nature of war & the price paid by our troops to wage it.
William Lind describes how political correctness scores again, destroying one of the Marine's most promising officers.
The USMC has lowered requirements in its Infantry Officer Course, following drastic measures in the other services. More women will pass, but at what cost?
Summary: Like all power tools, technology can hurt or help an organization — depending on how the leaders use it. Since the dawn of third generation warfare in WWI, the power of an army results from its speed as well its force. Fast recognition, fast decision-making, fast execution, fast learning -- these are power. This requires decentralization. … Continue reading Require Marine officers to do as they’re told so – we can continue losing the WOT! (Attritionist Letter #4).