Dreams of Dominance Collide With Reality

Bacevich, Andrew J.
April 2007
Military History;Apr2007, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p18
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.


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