By Winslow T. Wheeler
The eleven chapters offered the following via Wheeler (Center for cover details) represent a huge critique of present US army regulations and associations that issues to decades-long difficulties that the authors consider are corroding US army and political strength
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Second, they have subtle biases designed to increase weapon-system cost and complexity. ” It follows that increasing the complexity of anything makes it less comprehensible. Therefore, the more complex a system is, the easier it becomes to front-load a decision to build it. The greater variety of parts that complex systems require increases the need for subcontractors, thereby making it easier to set up political-engineering operations. 40 In addition to packing the budget with too many high-cost programs, defense power games create a powerful structural asymmetry wherein unit costs always grow faster than budgets, even when budgets increase rapidly, as they did in the 1980s.
However, he also cites (p. 365, fn 4) correspondence in the congressional archives concerning the dissatisfaction of key officers with the casualty statistics published by Colonel Ayres, the War Department’s chief statistician. It also reveals a War Department insistence on manipulating casualty figures, presumably to protect the reputations of senior officers. S. forces had been engaged only in limited numbers and in peripheral theater, but the outcome of the war had been largely determined by then.
Military still lays the blame for Vietnam upon everyone but itself). A 2GW doctrine was comfortable, conceptually simple and easily taught to the hastily trained “shake and bake” officers who have staffed most of our forces. They remain attractive today, but an army that will not practice at least 3GW levels of decentralization will be at an even greater disadvantage in a fourth generation environment. Fourth Generation Warfare is in many respects the end of the road because it may mark the end of the state system.
America's Defense Meltdown: Pentagon Reform for President Obama and the New Congress by Winslow T. Wheeler