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National Interest voiced problems in the US Army

National Interest, an American magazine, published a story about a range of problems in the US Army. The author of the material Steven Bucci writes that the American army is largely dependent on elite units. Bucci claims that there is some dissatisfaction in the US Army with the fact that the authority of many types of troops is somewhat undermined by the constant mention of "elite", for example, marines or so-called ranger units.

National Interest voiced problems in the US Army

The author of the material notes that the so-called elite troops often command the command even where there is no need to use them.

From the article:
In turn, this leads to a decrease in the level of skills to perform those operations for which the military personnel of these units are directly responsible.

National Interest contains an indirect appeal to the Pentagon, which refers to the need to apply certain units depending on the appropriateness, rather than on the level of their “media popularity and promotion”.

From the material:
Such a problem could be dealt with by the head of the military department, James Mattis.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 27 February 2018 05: 54
    Where it subtly breaks ... The trend of modern hostilities in a short-term successful conflict ... But here's the problem ... And who will control the occupied territories ...
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 27 February 2018 06: 09
    There, there was nothing left of the elite except the names, for homosexuals totally ruled in the us army, and pampered sissies! A real man, with a smart head and strong arms - legs there is essentially an endangered species
  3. Bykov.
    Bykov. 27 February 2018 06: 32
    The author of the material notes that the so-called elite troops often command the command even where there is no need to use them.

    elite stubbat?
    1. andrewkor
      andrewkor 27 February 2018 06: 52
      Yusam to the Soviet construction battalion as to the moon on foot, as you know, even those who do not give weapons cost shovels!
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 February 2018 06: 55
    The American "elite" of the Armed Forces does not always succeed in carrying out an operation normally for their intended purpose. "Seals", "Delta", the same marines too proud of themselves and exaltation of their capabilities in the media and Hollywood. But these are their problems and the more these problems will be, the better.
  5. Blue fox
    Blue fox 27 February 2018 07: 08
    And what, is it somehow different with us? Continuous special forces that poke left and right, as if a big name could compensate for the missing heavy weapons and the support of other regular infantry units. But then they howl that the commandos allegedly performed tasks unusual for him and fought like ordinary infantry, causing losses. Or, at the mention of special operations, it is emphasized that the self-propelled guns division carried out the main work, a couple of helicopters covered them, ordinary infantry in cover groups sat at neighboring heights, and a bunch of people from signalmen to REB provided them with an operation that they allegedly carried out tokmo special forces!
  6. Firework
    Firework 27 February 2018 07: 11
    Quote: Herkulesich
    for homosexuals and effeminate sissy sons totally rule in the us army!

    The USA is waging wars with precision weapons; underestimating a potential adversary could lead to defeat similar to the beginning of the 41st
  7. bald
    bald 27 February 2018 07: 54
    So they would deal with this topic "who is more prestigious." For peace of mind, at the congress, loot knock on cosmetics and other attributes.
  8. k_ply
    k_ply 27 February 2018 08: 42
    That’s how shitty it is for the center and the Rangers training school to annually prepare 3 high school students. at appropriate courses. Well, all this kid would go to three baht of the 75th regiment, the military unit is delivered to the same infantry and military intelligence units. The same can be said about paratrooper training, which is not limited only to future fighters of the MTR and airborne airborne units.
    The presence of elites in the army is inevitable, they will always attract the best cadres.
  9. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 27 February 2018 08: 48
    This topic has been exaggerated in the United States for several years. As the Americans themselves note, the "special" forces are overloaded, including tasks that are unusual for them, so that either they need to increase the composition or take these tasks away from them. The root of the problem is this: the “specialists” are fighting with small losses (for which they must be accountable), again it is easier to maintain secrecy (although in the case of the liquidation of Bin Laden it was not at all that), that is, a lot of temptations for politicians far from the realities of the war crap their dirty tricks all over the world.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 27 February 2018 10: 53
      So they come up with some sort of senstive warfare, hybrid ones, it remains to add critical ones and finally you can get a full mincemeat .... such a concept as linear military operations is not found anywhere else.
      All with the barmalei, but the Papuans are going to fight!
      In short, some bullshit! How else to describe it?
      1. Knizhnik
        Knizhnik 27 February 2018 11: 32
        From next year, some changes are coming. As for the calls to prepare not for the past, but for the next war, it seems that they themselves do not quite understand what they are talking about. (Http://
        ptics / america-needs-think-about-the-next-war% E2% 8
        0% 94before-its-too-late-24590).
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 27 February 2018 12: 00
          Yes for them, we should not care!
          Ours to think over everything more carefully ... there is someone and for what, I rely on them very much!
  10. worms
    worms 27 February 2018 23: 06
    Quote: andrewkor
    even weapons do not give shovels to those!

    especially distinguished even shovels do not see wassat to destroy enemy manpower with a trowel and a boot can do soldier
  11. Altona
    Altona 28 February 2018 10: 35
    Let the rangers apply. And expensive and their livestock will decrease. hi
  12. Altona
    Altona 28 February 2018 10: 37
    Quote: rocket757
    So they come up with some sort of senstive wars

    Network-centric wars. Now, in general, a full-fledged war is going on against us, only Peskov is not voicing this. Pilots are shot down, soldiers and PMCs bombed, propaganda against us is on.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 28 February 2018 10: 59
      Money, money, and again money, perhaps the most important thing ... you can still add "little ones" to foreign universities. Most likely, everything is more complicated, but most of the difficulties are in the Wishlist and Wishlist of our "elite"! In short, fat belts will sacrifice us for their selfish interests.
      Our muffled grunts do not bother them yet ... until the people grind a formidable roar.
      Maybe we should start to growl ... we’re not animals, of course, but since they don’t belong to us humanly, it cannot turn out any other!