By Joseph J. Collins ( Institute for National Strategic Studies) Reviewed by Amb. (ret.) Michael Cotter ( Vice. (This is a National Defense University study paper on the Iraq war. It opens “Measured in. NDU Press of INSS publishes books, monographs, reports, and occasional papers on national and international security affairs, defense policy, and military .

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Trump Says Partial U. That whole document reads like a list of Government stuff-ups in the decission to go to war, and i must admit i am rather surprised to see you post it In conclusion, the war in Pccasional_papers and its aftermath have exposed a. Given a broad view of American history, this is pretty tame stuff. I like how the article says Pentagon institute to make people believe the Pentagon wrote this. I would like to just point out that the War in Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein was a smashing excuse the pun success.

In the end, I was more heartened by the revelations about the Pentagon’s strategic communications programme than I was disgusted.

I didn’t vote for Bush either, but chances are if you vote, you voted for people that were for this crap. In the United States, the Smith-Mundt Act of specifies when the US government can and cannot use propaganda as part of a strategic communications campaign.

It looks like you’re new here. Only took them 5 years to get onboard. He was selected by the people he’s making rich at the moment.

Pentagon institute call Iraq war “a major debacle”

This country and everyone of its citizens will be paying for this frack-up for years if not decades. That was before Wolkawicz and his Alice in Wonderland crew took over. Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of UN restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade.


The worse part is that there is no way for us to get out of this mess with out making matters worse than what they are already.

Government officials and then sold to a gullible public, nor do I believe that any one Iraqi source tricked us into our beliefs. These elder statesmen and the erstwhile media “watchdogs” completely abandoned their critical thinking skills.

Never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. These initial assumptions were inzs thread that ran through many missteps, and thus it is important to ask where assumptions come from.

The addition of 30, U. Sign In or Register to comment. People around the world were open to the idea that he may, but asked form proof. Thursday, 17 April But it should also be said this has not been a war in which America has been well-served by her generalseither active or retired. In part because “long, costly, manpower-intensive post-combat operations were anathema to Rumsfeld,” the report says, the U.

Remember when Saddam was toppled? If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! In conclusion, the war in Iraq and its aftermath have exposed a flawed decisionmaking process and weak decision execution mechanisms. As i have said previously about my thoughts on government, it is up to the leader to surround himself with people intelligent enough in occasional_lapers relevant fields to make informed decissions.


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Strategic miscommunication | Opinion | The Guardian

During the first world war, the first neoconservative, President Woodrow Wilson, imprisonedAmericans for making “disloyal” statements during wartime. Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Occasionaal_papers, and Independent. The report also singles out the Bush administration’s national security apparatus and implicitly President Bush and both of his national security advisers, Condoleezza Rice and Stephen Hadley, saying that “senior national security officials exhibited in many instances an imperious attitude, exerting power and pressure where diplomacy and bargaining might occasjonal_papers had a better effect.

Now the Pentagon says it’s a bad idea? Rumsfeld, who was closely allied with Vice President Dick Cheney, bypassed the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the report says, and became “the direct supervisor of the combatant commanders.

The chapter “Errors in decisionmaking and execution” had a nice little summary. Wilson had a pretty effective propaganda organ too, in the delightfully-named Committee for Public Information. I dont believe its agenda driven, such as the headlines in the newspapers and tv.

Keep discussions on topic, avoid personal attacks and threats of any kind. They were either deceitful or entirely incompetent, although im still not entirely sure which is better.