Jan 25, 2020
Lifting the Fog of War
Posted by William A. Owens Ed Offley

Is the United States an exhausted superpower Recent military operations in Iraq, Somalia, and Kosovo have resulted in defeat or stalemate America s key weaponry is fast becoming obsolete, and its men and women in uniform are disenchanted Yet the U.S remains committed to a wide variety of conflicts around the world and is increasingly confronted by threats against whichIs the United States an exhausted superpower Recent military operations in Iraq, Somalia, and Kosovo have resulted in defeat or stalemate America s key weaponry is fast becoming obsolete, and its men and women in uniform are disenchanted Yet the U.S remains committed to a wide variety of conflicts around the world and is increasingly confronted by threats against which traditional military power will be ineffective.As Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first Clinton administration, Admiral Bill Owens saw the challenges facing the U.S military firsthand In this trenchant, fascinating, and forward looking book, Owens explains the full extent of the military crisis and proposes bold new solutions to revolutionize the armed services Instead of spending trillions of dollars to update obsolete weapons systems, he argues, the Department of Defense should take advantage of recent advances in computing, communications, and satellite technology and bring our military into the Information Age These changes collectively known in defense circles as the Revolution in Military Affairs or RMA would transform the way that America wages war, bringing about a smaller, stronger, and flexible military better able to monitor enemy forces in real time and thereby counter the fog of war that has bedeviled commanders throughout history Lifting the Fog of War offers both an insider s account of today s armed forces and a vital blueprint for a effective and affordable military tomorrow For the paperback edition, the author has written a new preface about the Bush administration s attitudes toward military reform.

  • Title: Lifting the Fog of War
  • Author: William A. Owens Ed Offley
  • ISBN: 9780801868412
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lifting the Fog of War Is the United States an exhausted superpower Recent military operations in Iraq Somalia and Kosovo have resulted in defeat or stalemate America s key weaponry is fast becoming obsolete and its men

    EJD Dignan

    Opening with reviews and cover blurbs about new sensor technology (ca 2000), the book is instead an extended discussion about the author's last great effort in uniform, the complete reformation of the military services.While an interesting conclusion to come to, far too little both of how his team came to these results or about how such changes could be applied. I hope a more compelling pitch was made internal to the services.A substantial amount of knowledge of the services or substantial other [...]


    Matt

    Nothing too groundbreaking in this book -- but interesting nonetheless. I think War and Anti-War is a bit more insightful.



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