Army War College Critical of Dubbyuh

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    <h2><a href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A8435-2004Jan11?language=printer>Study Published by Army Criticizes War on Terror's Scope</a></h2>

    By Thomas E. Ricks
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Monday, January 12, 2004; Page A12

    <i>A scathing new report published by the Army War College broadly criticizes the Bush administration's handling of the war on terrorism, accusing it of taking a detour into an "unnecessary" war in Iraq and pursuing an "unrealistic" quest against terrorism that may lead to U.S. wars with states that pose no serious threat.

    The report, by Jeffrey Record, a visiting professor at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, warns that as a result of those mistakes, the Army is "near the breaking point."

    It recommends, among other things, scaling back the scope of the "global war on terrorism" and instead focusing on the narrower threat posed by the al Qaeda terrorist network.

    "The global war on terrorism as currently defined and waged is dangerously indiscriminate and ambitious, and accordingly . . . its parameters should be readjusted," Record writes. Currently, he adds, the anti-terrorism campaign "is strategically unfocused, promises more than it can deliver, and threatens to dissipate U.S. military resources in an endless and hopeless search for absolute security."</i>

    A rather scathing indictment of Dubbyuh's war on Iraq as well as the "war on terrorism". For the full report in PDF format, goto:

    http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ssi/pubs/2003/bounding/bounding.htm
     
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