29 Sep '14, 8am

The World is on Fire: Where is the U.S. Army?

The World is on Fire: Where is the U.S. Army?

If pressed for “new thinking,” the Army may dust off the Future Combat System (FCS), give it a new name and make another run at congress. FCS produced nothing, but FCS did successfully redistribute 20 billion dollars to defense contractors, constituents, retired generals and indirectly to members of congress via campaign donors. Moreover, Senators and congressmen love “unobtainium;” imaginary high-tech solutions that promise miraculous performance, but ignore the laws of physics. The outcome: Today’s U.S. Army is hard pressed to send a battalion of 600 troops equipped with tanks and armored fighting vehicles to Eastern Europe or Iraq in less than six months. For many in the House and the Senate, the question is what should congress do?

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/the-world-is-on-fire...

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