Friday, December 13, 2013
WAR? WAR NEVER CHANGES.
Want to know what the United States Army thinks war will be like in 2030? According to a recent study, the answer is "Pretty much the same."
Taken from an article at DefenseOne.com:
"Army leaders recently conducted a “deep future” war game to play out a military conflict 15 years from now, coined “Unified Quest,” and held at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa. Defense One was invited to listen in as dozens of Army brass and civilian and foreign counterparts conducted an after-action review at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C."
"Even with new innovations and evolving threats, the Army’s vision of what war might look like and the challenges they would face in the year 2030 isn’t all that different than today."
While this is far from "Good News", it does reveal that our military leaders have plans to be at war in 2030, and beyond.
War? War goes on. It never changes. It just gets more profitable.
Another shocking thing in the report was that, in the future, the Army's goal is to be more like Al Qaeda:
"One official said he wants to find a way to harness private-sector capabilities with military-grade security, a future where a soldier can talk to his commanders with just an iPhone. “Al Qaeda is doing it. Hezbollah is doing it. They leverage existing networks. Five to six years from now, that’s what I want,” one official said. “That’s the kind of innovation we need.”
One day, if our military leaders' dreams come true, America might actually be as "innovative" as some of the best terrorist organizations in the world.
Now, doesn't that make you feel better?