Real Change or Retrenchment?

Douglas V. Johnson II has an interesting op-ed in this month’s newsletter published by the US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute. Johnson discusses the¬†probability (and desirability) of whether the US military will retain the current focus on counterinsurgency operations or will revert to the pre-9/11 focus on conventional warfare against major opponents.

(Bear in mind the op-ed was written before the Russian incursion into Georgia — advocates of preparing for wars against near-peer powers have seen their stock soar in recent days)

Read the op-ed (a small PDF, it opens quickly) at

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/pub885.pdf

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