Iraq War compels Pentagon to rethink big-picture strategy

The war in Iraq is forcing top Pentagon planners to rethink several key assumptions about the use of military power and has called into question the vision set out nearly four years ago that the armed forces can win wars and keep the peace with small numbers of fast-moving, lightly armed troops.

As the Pentagon begins a comprehensive review that will map the future of America’s armed forces, many Defense Department officials are acknowledging that an intractable Iraqi insurgency they didn’t foresee has undermined the military strategy.

If you need to “rethink several key assumptions” then that means most everything you thought was true was actually false. And from that one might assume you are incompetent and don’t know what you are doing, AKA clueless, correct?

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