Hit the Ground

November 2001
New Republic;11/19/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 21, p8
Offers observations on the U.S. military policy in Afghanistan. Reliance of the U.S. military on airpower, proxies and special operation forces; Conceit that wars can be fought without resulting in large numbers of casualties, which reflects public opinion about the technological and operational superiority of U.S. forces; Notion that ground forces in Afghanistan have been outsourced by the U.S.; Suggestion that without ground troops, this war may not result in a decisive victory.


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