New US National Defense Strategy

#2
AndyPipkin said:
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/2008%20National%20Defense%20Strategy.pdf
Better late than never, although still plenty of wishful thinking and tub thumping.

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#3
whitecity said:
AndyPipkin said:
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/2008%20National%20Defense%20Strategy.pdf
Better late than never, although still plenty of wishful thinking and tub thumping.

Read my signature block!
mention of the long war...

Iraq and Afghanistan remain the central fronts in the struggle, but we cannot lose sight of the implications of fighting a long-term, episodic, multi-front, and multi-dimensional conflict more complex and diverse than the Cold War confrontation with communism. Success in Iraq and Afghanistan is crucial to winning this conflict, but it alone will not bring victory.

We face a clash of arms, a war of ideas, and an assistance effort that will require patience and innovation. In concert with our partners, we must maintain a long-term commitment to undermining and reducing the sources of support for extremist groups, and to countering the ideological totalitarian messages they build upon.
Got to love 'em. :D
 
#4
"A core responsibility of the U.S. Government is to protect the American people"

The first sentence of this publication, I'd hazard a guess of the current UK government:

" A core responsibility of the UK Government is to protect the Labour Party"
 
#5
whitecity said:
Better late than never...
Clearly not a man without a sense of irony, are you?

If you were, I would say "We are in no place to scoff at our US cousins' perceived tardiness in releasing a document of this kind seeing as how we were labouring under DSG05 long after it was qualitatively proven to be (in a technical sense) a load of turd."

Lucky you have a sense of irony, eh?
 
#6
Proximo said:
whitecity said:
Better late than never...
Clearly not a man without a sense of irony, are you?

If you were, I would say "We are in no place to scoff at our US cousins' perceived tardiness in releasing a document of this kind seeing as how we were labouring under DSG05 long after it was qualitatively proven to be (in a technical sense) a load of turd."

Lucky you have a sense of irony, eh?
The American political leadership was not the only one to be deluded into thinking Iraq and Afghanistan would be a walk in the park and our troops would be met with open arms.

The US military was not the only military to be deluded into thinking that they knew all the answers and had a tool ready for every problem.

They are just the ones who were most publically vocal in their arrogance that they knew better than everyone else. The higher the pedastal, the harder the fall. The fact that they are still considering a strike against Iran suggests that, in certain quarters, they still have alot to learn at the strategic level!

:)
 

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#7
Blah blah blah global threat blah blah protecting freedom blah blah American people blah blah lighting up the darkness blah blah more money blah blah new toys blah blah protect the arms industry blah blah enemies at the gate blah blah increased budgets blah blah promoting freedom blah blah kill the bad guys blah blah give us more money for defense blah etc etc etc.

Where there is no enemy to fight, there is no money for armed forces, where there is no money for an enemy that does not exist, we will create them, where we have created an enemy, will will get our funding and we will fight them.

Where there is harmony, let us sow discord, where there is peace, let us sow devastation.
 

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