An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing
By Fred Reed
September 26, 2016
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All of which is to say that while the US military looks formidable, it isn’t particularly useful, and aids China by bankrupting the US. Repeatedly it has demonstrated that it cannot defeat campesinos armed with those most formidable weapons, the AK, the RPG, and the IED. The US does not have the land forces to fight a major or semi-major enemy. It could bomb Iran, with unpredictable consequences, but couldn’t possibly conquer it.
The wars in the Mid-East illustrate the principle nicely. Iraq didn’t work. Libya didn’t work. Iran didn’t back down. ISIS and related curiosities? The Pentagon is again bombing an enemy that can’t fight back—its specialty—but that it seems unable to defeat.
The wrong military, wrong enemy, wrong war, wrong world.
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Wow, Fred Reed had really nailed this one.
Militaries are famous for fighting the LAST war.
The Civil War was fought as if the war didn’t have any accurate weapons. WW1 was fought with massed troops fed into machine guns. WW2 was fought similarly. Etc. Etc. Etc.
When will we realize that the Gooferment is fat, slow, and stupid.
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