New War Demands a New Military

Carstens, Roger D.
December 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2003, Vol. 129 Issue 12, p2
Conference Proceeding
The combat phases of the campaign in Iraq highlighted an operational gap in U.S. military capabilities. Initial inability to project decisive combat power at a time and place of its choosing handcuffed the U.S. strategic options. To bridge the gap between current and desired military capabilities, the U.S. Department of Defense must embrace a joint operational concept for the future, decisive forced entry that focuses on the rapid projection of massive military force by strategic airlift from the continental U.S. to points of enemy weakness. The Army needs extensive reorganizing. Its divisional structure should give way to the rapidly deployable brigade.


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