vara bungas: Skats uz US taktiku no IL armijas institūta, kura uzdevums ir pētīt nākotnes taktisko risinājumu sasaisti ar īstenojamo stratēģiju, t.i., operatīvā līmeņa paņēmienus. Tā vien sanāk, ka 3B nākotnes aizsardzības risinājumi drīzāk izskatīsies kā Tuvo austrumu šodiena (zemessardzes, kauja apdzīvotajās vietās, US gaisa uc veida atbalsts, bet limitēta personāla klātbūtne), nevis “kaujas pļavas” sagatavošana (uzņemošās valsts pienākumi). Īsāk sakot mums jāgatavojas “fighting limited wars with partners” (c), kur uz sauszemes mūsu karavīrus neviens neaizstās. Par to arī VBungojam since 2013.
“[..] On the tactical level, the only way for the United States to overcome the standoff/stand-in gap is to use forces that are already inside the area of operations. These forces can never be entirely, or even mostly, American. They should overwhelmingly belong to host nations that border the powers the US military might fight against. The United States is fortunate to have a network of rich nations as allies. These nations could sustain vast militaries, at an affordable price, especially if their forces are organized for defense and operations close to their borders.[..] . It should encourage its allies to build forces that can withstand war in their area instead. Meanwhile, the United States should play a mostly supporting role, in the global theater—at least in the beginning of the war. It should help fund and regenerate forces, secure the global commons that support its allies’ wartime economies, and employ strategic enablers such as airpower, strategic intelligence collection, and, of course, the ultimate guarantee of the nuclear umbrella. [..] ”
[..] Trump may not understand how NATO works or the value to the U.S. of having troops in Germany, but it is true that the U.S. carries a disproportionately large share of the financial burden of defending Europe. During his presidency, Barack Obama also accused Europe of being “complacent” about its own defense — though he was rather more diplomatic.[..] Even if they [europeans – VB] would rather pretend that nothing is changing, the EU and as many non-EU, Europe-based NATO members as are willing to do so need to pay attention to Trump’s message. And they need to start thinking about how to defend Europe and deter potential adversaries with reduced U.S. help. [..]