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


Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: