Monday, June 27, 2016

The U.S. Army Now Shifting To Fight Major Land Wars

M109A6 Paladin howitzers are seen under a cloudy sky at the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment motor pool at Fort Hood, Texas, March 22, 2013. (Photo by Ken Scar/U.S. Army)

Scout Warrior: Army Preps for Massive, Great Power Land War

After more than a decade of counterinsurgency warfare, the Army is now emphasizing major force-on-force mechanized warfare against "near-peer" adversaries such as Russia or China.

The Army’s “live-fire” combat exercises involve large-scale battalion-on-battalion war scenarios wherein mechanized forces often clash with make-shift, “near-peer” enemies using new technologies, drones, tanks, artillery, missiles and armored vehicles.

The Army is expanding its training and “live-fire” weapons focus to include a renewed ability to fight a massive, enemy force in an effort to transition from its decade-and-a-half of tested combat experience with dismounted infantry and counterinsurgency.

Recent ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created an experienced and combat-tested force able to track, attack and kill small groups of enemies -- often blended into civilian populations, speeding in pick-up trucks or hiding within different types of terrain to stage ambushes.

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WNU Editor: I guess counterinsurgency warfare is becoming a thing of the past.


Jay Farquharson said...

Solomon at Snafu, has been writing about this for a while.

So has Nick Turse at TomDispatch, and David Axe at War is Boring, and many many others.

In this highly unstable world, ( which they helped create), the Pentagon want's the same amount of blood and money to continue to fight their failed wars of choice,

Plus the money and blood to fight both Russia and China at the same time.

We are witnessing the collapse of an Empire and it's descent into madness.

Young Communist said...

As for the Roman Empire Army, U.S. Army is a fearsome power to confront even in time of decadence.
But if they want to hold everything, they end to lost everything.