1 Reporter Dan Rather explores the future direction of the U.S. military by first noting that the U.S.

Army is highly successful at Nation-State Wars (NSWs) if they are linear--but has had troubles if the wars are non-linear as is often the case with a Sub-National Conflict (SNC). He travels to view war games taking place at Fort Irwin, California's National Training Center (NTC) before interviewing retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor (Parts 3, 4 and 5) and actually going to Iraq at the end of Part 5 to find the real truth about the current COunter-INsurgency (COIN) mentality being used to expand military bureaucracies while bankrupting the nation on needless occupations. He asks the hard questions if sub-optimizing the entire U.S. Army to do SNCs is a prudent course and if the boots-on-the-groundster (BOGster) tactic is even militarily sound? Full transcript of the show is on our web site below: http://www.combatreform.com 2 Legendary CBS reporter Dan Rather explores the future direction of the U.S. military starting with SubNational Conflict (SNC) war games taking place at Fort Irwin, California's National Training Center (NTC) before interviewing retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor to get the real truth about the current COunterINsurgency (COIN) mentality being used to expand military bureaucracies while bankrupting the nation on needless occupations. This segment begins with the currently popular "boots-on-the-ground" BOGsters in training at NTC with paid civilians-on-the-battlefield (COBs) in mock Iraqi towns. American troops are exposed and standing around on foot as half-policemen, half-military men or driving around on roads in vulnerable, wheeled trucks being seen constantly as foreign invaders yet we wonder why our presence is hated? An officer boasts that the BOGsters have been studying lessons from counter-insurgencies of the past like Algeria yet hypocritically only emulate the running around with guns part and ignore the fact that the Morice line sensor fence backed by artillery and aircraft-delivered and tank-mobile mobile Quick Reaction Forces (QRFs) were the key to their success; the borders of both Iraq and Afghanistan are open to Islamic extremists even more than America's southwest is to drug runners and illegal immigrants! Full transcript of the show is on our web site below: http://www.douglasmacgregor.com 3 Legendary CBS reporter Dan Rather explores the future direction of the U.S. military interviewing retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor to get the real truth about the current Counter-Insurgency (COIN) mentality being used to expand military bureaucracies while bankrupting the nation on needless occupations. Full transcript of the show is on our web site below: http://www.douglasmacgregor.com 4 Legendary CBS reporter Dan Rather explores the future direction of the U.S. military interviewing retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor to get the real truth about the current Counter-Insurgency (COIN) mentality being used to expand military bureaucracies while bankrupting the nation on needless occupations. Full transcript of the show is on our web site below: http://www.douglasmacgregor.com 5 Legendary CBS reporter Dan Rather explores the future direction of the U.S. military by travelling to Iraq where in actuality the troop surge is a failure but we are handing out CASH $$$$ to tribal sheiks which is the real truth about the current COunter-INsurgency (COIN) mentality being used to expand military bureaucracies while bankrupting America on needless occupations. You will be horrified at how CASH $$ $ is being handed out to rebels not to attack us while Americans are struggling to pay their mortgages and not be evicted and become homeless during the current economic recession. Military occupations though needless are always lucrative for war profiteers and garrison generals who want to live in huge forward operating bases with all the comforts of home as they expand their bureaucracies. Full transcript of the show is on our web site below: http://www.douglasmacgregor.com

6 Legendary CBS reporter Dan Rather concludes his amazing exploration of the future direction of the U.S. military which started in Parts 1 & 2 with Sub-National Conflict (SNC) war games taking place at Fort Irwin, California's National Training Center (NTC) before moving on in Parts 3, 4 and 5 to an extensive interview of retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor before the final "reality check" of travelling to Iraq at the end of Part 5 where a cash surge $$$ to bribe rebels to not attack our troops is underway to get the real truth about the current Counter-Insurgency (COIN) mentality being used to expand military bureaucracies while bankrupting the nation on needless occupations. Rather here in Part 6 does a brilliant job of explaining how other empires have tried the military occupation racket and either collapsed by overreaching (Rome) or came to their senses and scaled down (Britain) before it was too late. He hopes that if nothing else, America's economic troubles will force us to stop occupying countries and instead adopt sensible force structures that can actually defend Americans--not just make defense contractors rich and military bureucracies larger. Full transcript of the show is on our web site below: http://www.douglasmacgregor.com

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