Sunday, September 21, 2014

When the short snappy war goes long, with Chris Dougherty - on Midrats

As we once again face the promise of a conflict with a limited mission and a strangely ill-defined Strategic and Operational design - what do we need to keep in mind not just from recent history, but the longer term record?

History shows us that military and political leaders either over or under appreciate changing technology, outmoded doctrine, and the imperfect correlation between past experience and present requirements.

From the national psyche to stockpiled war reserves - what happens when the short and splendid turns in to the long slog?

Using his latest article in The National Interest, The Most Terrifying Lesson of World War I: War Is Not Always "Short and Sharp," as a starting point, but expanding to a much broader discussion, our guest for the full hour this Sunday from 5-6pm Eastern will be Chris Dougherty, research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) .

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