In the latest JINSA Analyis, JINSA Advisory Board Member Maj. Gen. Larry Taylor, USMCR (Ret.), discusses the coming cuts in defense spending and how making these cuts in uncertain times could be could be a repeat of past mistakes.
As violence continues to decline in Iraq, regional elections are set for January and disparate political and ethnic forces move closer to political reconciliation, the unfinished Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States looms increasingly large.
Transnational Terror Groups Extend U.S. Military's Decades-long Mission
As gasoline in America has remained relatively inexpensive at the pump, the cost of protecting the sources of that energy supply has increasingly risen in terms of defending resources often located in steadily deteriorating regions and amidst the growing forces of criminality and religious radicalism.
Debate Riles Pentagon, Politicians; All Want More Troops, But for Which Mission?
More than four years after the 2003 invasion, a substantial portion of the U.S. military remains in Iraq, with worn-out equipment and weaponry and personnel exhausted by frequent tours of duty and insufficient time at home between deployments. Concerned observers are increasingly asking: "Is America entering into another phase of the 'Hollow Army', like that of the post-Vietnam era? Has the military become a broken force?"
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