Monday, September 29, 2014

How To Make A War Stratgey On The Fly

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the White House Press Briefing Room in Washington, June 8, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

For Obama, A Swift Leap From No Strategy To A Full Battle Plan For Islamic State -- Washington Post

After keeping his promise to avoid American involvement in extended wars for nearly six years, President Obama on Monday began a military engagement that he acknowledged is likely to far outlive his time in office.

The launch of airstrikes in Syria and expanded U.S. action in Iraq, at the head of a dozens-strong coalition of nations, is by far the biggest commitment of U.S. might Obama has made, far beyond 2011’s limited air action in Libya or the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

Yet his decision seemed all but inevitable as Islamic State militants publicly executed U.S. hostages and it became clear that extremist advances in Iraq — whose survival is key to a host of U.S. objectives in the Middle East — could not be reversed without direct intervention in Syria. Once decided, the plan commenced with head-spinning speed.

Barely a month ago, there wasn’t even a plan.

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My Comment: Another critical article of President Obama .... so what I say. But this is from the Washington Post!!!!! If your allies and friends are beating you up .... that is when you know that you are in trouble.

1 comment:

Constantine said...

Even the "moderate" rebels are complaining about the US strikes.
With whom the US will speak? Who is trustful, enough, to receive western weponry?