Lynn said "target our weaknesses and undercut our advantages. Lynn identified three strategic trends he said are likely to shape the future U. The Defense Department must play a part in federal deficit-reduction efforts, Mr. Noting that operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have lasted longer than the U.
The long-term costs of extended conflicts must be considered in our strategic calculus. Rogue states seek nuclear weapons. Insurgents can defeat our most advanced armor with fertilizer bombs.
Lynn said, are the days when the most economically developed countries possessed the most-lethal military power, and others had second-rate capabilities or little or no access to highly lethal technologies. World War I veteran, who died in February. This will have a cumulative effect that he said will challenge U.
Lynn said must be taken into account in posturing the military for the future is the increasing prevalence of asymmetric threats. Buckles saw the horrors of trench warfare during World War I, was rescued as a World War II prisoner-of-war just as the design for an atomic bomb was finalized, and lived to have his own Facebook page before he died at age Not only are its effects escalating, but more capabilities are being developed within terrorist groups which are hard to deter because they typically have few assets against which to strike back.
Their planning, he added, must account for enough force structure to provide adequate troop dwell time between deployments. He cited major investments being made in a long-range strike system that will enable the U. What we need to do at this juncture, in this fiscal environment, is to take the long view about what strategic trends are important.
Sophisticated precision-strike technologies, once exclusive to the U. The three revolutions that Mr. The cyber threat is maturing, Mr. Lynn III said here today. We need to continue moving aggressively to protect our military, government and critical infrastructure networks.
Some criminal organizations even possess world-class cyber capabilities. Lynn also cited the potential use of asymmetric tactics in cyberspace, a development he said that would threaten the Internet technology that increasingly underpins U. Lynn cited the revolutionary changes that occurred during the last half-century alone, exemplified through the life of Frank Buckles, the last surviving U.
Lynn said, ensuring the military has the capabilities to confront both high- and low-end threats.against terrorism and prepare capabilities for asymmetric warfare.
Equally important, a Western strategy must consider three major ongoing changes in technology that will continue to reshape the world for as far into the.
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In these. Lynn: U.S. must prepare for future warfare trends. By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service / Published June 09, terrorist or asymmetric attack that weakens the US economy spills over against terrorism and prepare capabilities for asymmetric warfare.
The US and Europe must understand that political unity means paying these costs. Military cooperation is also important.
Joint US and British military action has. Defining Asymmetric Warfare October 1, The 11 September terrorist attacks on the United States homeland1 captured the attention of the world and ushered in a new phase of warfare.Download