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).
Summary: "The Attritionist Letters" are Marine officers' protest about their general's policies that resulted in our failures in phase one of the WOT, now be be repeated in phase two by Trump's all-general national security team (since they refuse to admit these failures). This, the third letter, cuts to the heart of the problem. See the … Continue reading Teaching Marine junior officers to obey, not think (Attritionist Letter #3)