Saturday, September 30, 2017

Is The U.S. 'Tip-Toeing' To A Two Front War?

Christopher J. Bolan, Defense One: Waltzing Toward a Two-Front Global War

The U.S. just might be one step away from a war with North Korea, and two from a fight with Iran.

A few years ago, a Heritage Foundation analysis argued that the sine qua non of a superpower was the ability to fight two major campaigns in different regions of the globe nearly simultaneously. That same report noted that reduced defense investment and a decade of counterinsurgency campaigns had left the U.S. military unprepared to do so.

Nonetheless, the U.S. finds itself one step away from war on the Korean Peninsula and perhaps two from military confrontation with Iran, dancing an uncertain waltz in which a misstep would be catastrophic.

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WNU Editor: I do not see such a sequence of events playing itself out right now. And if such a conflict does break out, it will be other countries that will be primarily in the fight with the U.S. playing a secondary role. South Korea on the Korean peninsula, U.S. and its Arab allies in the Middle East.

1 comment:

Jac said...

I agree with you. Also, NoKo and Iran are not "major campaign". War with China and/or Russia will be major campaign.