Monday, September 27, 2010

U.S. Military Training To Now Focus On Conventinal Warfare, Not Counterinsurgency

U.S. Army soldiers watch as paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during a joint forcible entry exercise over Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 12, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandra Hoachlander

U.S. Military Training Adjusts Its Aim -- L.A. Times

Another counterinsurgency mission like Iraq or Afghanistan is considered unlikely. Army paratroopers are now training for 'full-spectrum operations,' for the first time in years.

Reporting from Ft. Bragg, N.C. — Their parachutes were rigged. Their weapons were secured. Three days of food and supplies were strapped to their bodies.

In full combat gear, hundreds of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division dropped from the North Carolina sky at 23 feet per second. They hit the ground hard and scrambled to their feet, rifles ready.

It was only an exercise, but for paratroopers just back from Afghanistan and Iraq it was a back-to-the-future moment, part of a new training focus that looks beyond America's current counterinsurgency wars.

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My Comment:
The U.S. military is going back to its roots and at what it is good at .... conventional warfare against large bodies of enemy soldiers.

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