Sunday, August 1, 2021

After Wargaming Loss To China, U.S. Joint Chiefs Are Overhauling How The Military Will Fight

A recent Joint All-Domain Command & Control System demonstration at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. USN/MC2 Michael H. Lehman 

Business Insider: The US military is changing the way it fights after it 'failed miserably' in a war game against an aggressive adversary who knew its playbook 

* The US military is changing its new warfighting concept after a war game last fall. 

* During the simulated conflict, the US military strategy "failed miserably," a US general said. 

* The exercise reportedly involved a confrontation with China over Taiwan. 

The US military put its new warfighting concept for future warfare to the test in a wargaming exercise last fall and it did not go well, 

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten said Monday, multiple defense outlets reported. "Without overstating the issue, it failed miserably," Hyten said at the National Defense Industrial Association's Emerging Technologies Institute, according to Defense One. 

 "An aggressive red team that had been studying the United States for the last 20 years just ran rings around us," the general said, according to Defense News. 

"They knew exactly what we were going to do before we did it, and they took advantage of it."  

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More News On The U.S. Joint Chiefs Overhauling How The Military Will Fight 

‘It Failed Miserably’: After Wargaming Loss, Joint Chiefs Are Overhauling How the US Military Will Fight -- Defense One 

Joint Chiefs Seek A New Warfighting Paradigm After Devastating Losses In Classified Wargames -- Warzone/The Drive  

US military changing strategy after losing simulated war with China -- The Independent  

War Games Revealed US Military Vulnerabilities: Joint Chiefs Vice Chair -- Defense Post  

Hyten explains new acquisition directives to industry -- Defense News


Jac said...

"They knew exactly what we were going to do before we did it, and they took advantage of it."
This statement is...unbelievable. We are in a very bad shape. Hope China is not attacking right now!

Anonymous said...

So they tell us. I expect more crews like the USS Fitzgerald pass CRT-EX and fail basic seamanship.

Anonymous said...

Well, China is what it has become primarily because of the US--in many, many respects. Though they are famous for copying anything they can get their hands on, they are also far more savvy than they let on. Time to not only update the playbook, but dump it altogether and start with a clean sheet. Unfortunately, I doubt our leadership structure has a clue as to how to go about something like that.

Anonymous said...

Have they considered spending ungoldly and unjustifiable amounts of freshly printed money?

Anon said...

Run Jac run, LoL