Thursday, October 05, 2006

New Focus on Counter-Insurgency in Iraq

You can count this among the umpteen lessons learned too late in Iraq. And even if we know better, can we carry it out?

The current military leadership in Iraq has already embraced many of the ideas in the doctrine. But some military experts question whether the Army and the Marines have sufficient troops to carry out the doctrine effectively while also preparing for other threats.


Here's the long and short of it in Iraq. Not enough troops. Not enough troops. Not enough troops. And no political will power to send more troops.

That's all you need to know.

3 comments:

Nat-Wu said...

Well, good going guys. At least you got around to preparing for this war while you're fighting it, even if it is too late.

Fan Boy said...

I hate to say this, but the Democrats are going to be facing a national draft in 08' to end the war in Iraq.

We need a minimum of 500,000 more boots on the ground, make a statement to the world that we can get the job done, and not quit on the Iraqi people we are now obligated to protect.

Nat-Wu said...

Not going to happen. Man, if they even tried that, how many riots would there be? Most people don't support the war, a growing number are calling for withdrawal, and with the lessons of Vietnam, the draft is political anathema.