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A More Mature Outlook on Combat Operations

Interesting article about the beginnings of a more mature outlook on combat operations in S Asia by the Trump administration.

COMMENTS:

  1. The Geneva Conventions and the “Laws of War”, which we use to set our Rules of Engagement, were designed BY Europeans FOR wars AMONG Europeans. No one else ever has paid them any attention.
  2. Those demanding limiting the American military to the above are demanding monocultural constraints on Western forces when engaging non-Western “multicultural” enemies who do not recognize Western constraints. This is an absurdity.
  3. “Multiculturalists” demanding Western rules of war against non-Westerners are projecting Western morals onto non-Western
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Obama, Trump and the American Century

So… I read today that Obama ended the “American Century,” and Trump is bringing it back…

What to say, what to say. …

The “American Century” concept arose because we kicked ass in two wars, saved Europe with the Marshall Plan, protected it with NATO, and rose to enormous economic power.

Let’s unpack that:

WW1

Had by 1917 already arrived at a stalemate between continental Great Powers. Had it been left alone, a rather normal conditional peace likely would have broken out, the Germans and the French, enemies since the Goths sacked Gaul and Rome, would have traded a few […]

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