24 Jun '16, 11pm

The Sociologists, The Spider and The Fighter Pilot; The Influence of Bureaucracy on Irregular War: By: John

In order to accomplish the tasks set forth above, the huge bureaucracy we have created to fight an industrial nation state war must be checked. The first step is to decentralize ourselves by building independent, joint-interagency brigade size, task-forces reporting directly to a temporarily empowered pro-counsel type command that reports directly to the President. A hierarchy that would in reality places the Commander in Chief and his immense power only three or four layers from the battlefield. These commands, each assigned a corresponding territory balanced on all the elements of the DIMEFIL spectrum across multiple agencies, must possess a concentrated ability to flow between peacekeeping to counterinsurgency to kinetic operations. Unit commanders would be relived from outside interference and the “red-tape” would be cut by executive order and eventually removed by nat...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/the-sociologists-the...

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