Academic journal article Military Review

From the Editor

Academic journal article Military Review

From the Editor

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Despite the talk about sizing the Army for two major theater wars (MTWs), we face internal strategy and resource disconnects-and so do our sister services. In a recent article, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jay Johnson and Air Force Chief of Star General Michael Ryan admitted that neither of their services is a two-MTW force. Not only do US Armed Forces lack resources for the worst-case scenario; post-Cold War operations strain the military day to day. According to Secretary of Defense William Cohen, "We simply cannot carry out the missions that we have with the budget that we have. There is a mismatch. We have more to do and less to do it with, and that is starting to show in wear and tear on people, wear and tear on equipment."

Don't pin your hopes on a new administration, either, because the rest of the world doesn't necessarily plan its bad-hair days around the first Tuesday in November. If you thought the Kosovo operation popped up out of nowhere, hold on to your Kevlar. …

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