Tuesday, January 31, 2012

U.S. Able To Fight More Than One Conflict At A Time: U.S. Undersecretary Of Defense For Policy

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta awards the Defense Dept. Medal for Distinguished Public Service to Michele Flournoy, outgoing undersecretary of defense for policy, during a farewell ceremony in her honor in the Pentagon, Jan. 30, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Flournoy: U.S. Able to Fight More Than One Conflict at a Time -- Defense News

Despite the Pentagon discarding the two-war construct and the downsizing of the American military, U.S. forces will be able to fight more than one adversary at a time, the Defense Department’s out going policy chief reiterated.

“We are retaining full capability to confront more than one aggressor anywhere in the world even if we are engaged in large scale operations,” said Michèle Flournoy on Jan. 30. “We will be able to quickly deny the objectives of an opportunistic adversary or impose unacceptable costs.”

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Update #1: Flournoy: U.S. military isn't in decline -- UPI
Update #2: Flournoy Discusses State of World as She Leaves Office -- US Department of Defense

My Comment: I am sure the U.S. can fight more than one conflict at any time .... it is just that the resources and margin for errors will only be that more tighter.


Unknown said...

The key follow-up question to this is, as always, "What do you mean by 'conflict'?"

War News Updates Editor said...

Good point. How big is the conflict that we can handle.