Senator Lindsey Graham believes that if night raids end then this would be a “disaster” for General Petreaus’ strategy – that in effect, he will fail. The raids, he said, were crucial to the military strategy. Now wait a minute, night raids run counter to COIN principles, so why all the drama? Pull out FM 23-4, the COIN bible Petreaus authored and waxes soothingly to elected officials and policymakers, and ...Continue Reading →
The Army Times had an interesting article on Equipping the soldier of the future. Found below are key highlights of the article and SFTT’s analysis.
Key Highlights and SFTT Analysis:
- The Army has been pushing to identify gear soldiers need or want, find the best solutions and field them quickly. The result is state-of-the-art gear going from idea to inventory in less than a year. Some of these projects have made their way into the ranks; others are ...