TITLE

Dreams of Dominance Collide With Reality

AUTHOR(S)
Bacevich, Andrew J.
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Apr2007, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author analyzes the reasons for the failure of the full spectrum dominance doctrine of the U.S. armed forces. He discusses that visionaries at the U.S. Defense Department, who conjured up this dream of military dominance, misunderstood the fundamental nature of warfare. In the heady aftermath of Operation Desert Storm, they mistakenly came to see war as the management of what could be done to a specific target. He discusses the two other reasons for the failure.
ACCESSION #
24415973

 

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