On Its 242nd Birthday, The Army Is Training For ‘The New Character Of War’

This article comes from the Army Times.

By: Meghann Myers, June 13, 2017

The Army turns 242 years old on Wednesday, but this year, the service’s acting secretary is looking back to World War I for guidance.

The first World War brought forth much of the way the Army fights and functions today, and a century later, leaders are preparing for another sea change, acting Secretary Robert Speer told Army Times.

“I also think we’re on the cusp now — you hear [Chief of Staff] Gen. [Mark] Milley talk about it, the new character of war — so we’re at another point,” Speer said. “A hundred years later, to a point where you can see things significantly changing for the future.”

Today the Army faces yet another inflection point, but rather than making the shift from a small domestic defense force to a global player, the current Army is trying to find the balance between deterrence missions in Europe and Asia while preparing for combat operations in the Middle East.

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  1. WGP 15 June, 2017, 12:59

    1. The Federal Government has abolished Our original Constitution of 1787 and 1791 that protected the People of the United States of America.

    2. The Federal Government has dissolved the sovereign Power of our union states.

    3. The Federal Government has endeavored to prevent the population of these union states from ownership of property.

    4. The Federal Government has abolished the People’s former Public National Money system and has replaced it with an artificial person, a private corporation, the Federal Reserve System, a franchise, to create credit and circulate this credit-evidence of debt-as money among the People and charge a fee called interest for Their own evidence of debt. By and upon this Act, They have placed the People in a state of bondage, whereby the people have to pay tribute to a private group of bankers.

    5. The Federal government has obstructed the administration of Justice by refusing as sent to Law establishing separation of Powers.

    6. The Federal Government has made judges dependent on its will for the tenure of their office, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    7. The Federal government has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our People and eat out Their substance.

    8. The Federal Government has kept among us, in Time of Peace, standing armies, with out the consent of the People.

    9. The Federal Government has affected to render the Military, independent of and superior to the civil power.

    10. The Federal government and the Federal Reserve System have combined to subject
    us to jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution and unacknowledged by Our Supreme Law;
    giving assent to Their Act of pretended legislation.

    11. The Federal Government and Federal Reserve System have cut off our Trade with parts of the world by declaring embargoes, price freezes and controlling the monetary system of our trading countries.

    12. The Federal and State Governments have imposed taxes on us without the Peoples consent.

    13. The Federal and State governments have deprived Us, in many cases, of the benefit of trial by jury of our peers, an impartial jury, which shall be preserved.

    14. The Federal and State Governments are abolishing the free system of Our Constitution, establishing therein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging its boundaries, so as to render it at once an example and fit Instrument for introducing the same absolute Uniform Commercial code onto these States.

    15. The Federal and State governments have taken away or abolished our most valuable Laws and altered fundamentally our former Republic and replaced it with a Democracy which is Communistic.

    16. The Federal and State Governments are suspending our Legislatures and declaring them selves invested with power to legislate for us in all cause whatsoever.

    17. The Federal and State Governments are destroying Our family farms, ranches, family businesses and rural areas.

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  2. Hrsepwr 15 June, 2017, 15:30

    Eye opening. Well put together summary and pretty spot-on.

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  3. Fred 15 June, 2017, 19:04

    Fighting a war is an immoral act. The only moral way to fight a war is to win. Losing a war because you won’t fight to win is immoral, it’s war for the sake of war. ALL MORAL DECISIONS must be made at the outset. The decision must be made that the only solution before a holy and just God is to win. This requires, of course (are you listening John McCain and Lindsey Graham?), an actual credible threat. Then, there are no more morality questions, it’s kill or be killed. This question of “how do we fight them?” is now settled. Now you go about to kill them. You turn your entire nation and all of it’s resources to the rightly natural task of survival and you kill the enemy. Then you kill them more. You destroy their property and drive them out before you and then you kill them some more and then kill them some more again until the ones left alive submit completely. And if you have to go Old Testament to ensure the perpetuation of your people, then you do it, all moral decisions having been settled prior to the start. You do this because it is the right thing to do for your people and for your nation.

    Losing is the single most immoral thing a people could do. The Geneva conventions and the UN rules of engagement are designed to prevent a winner. They were created to ensure the perpetuation of the post WWII power structure. This is why we lose, it’s by design. And it’s unnatural and immoral.

    Giving a man what amounts to an eighth grade education, a rifle, and an inch thick rule book of field morality riddles and then expecting him to win is WRONG, it’s unjust. It’s harmful to the man and to our nation. The blood of every soldier’s suicide is on the creator’s of this heinous crime. May this scam’s creators and perpetrators burn in hell forever.

    Small wars, slow wars, fourth gen wars, slowly escalating wars, restrictive wars, wars on drugs, wars on poverty, wars on obesity, and the coming war on guns are all bogus. They are for monetary profit.

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  4. Reallly 20 June, 2017, 00:37

    So, basically, we will use more drones abroad, continue to allow Israel to dictate our middle East policy, and do more JADE HELM-ish training.

    Let’s be honest here, Saudi-Israelia and the Federal Reserve have been wagging the nuclear fortified military superpower dog for way too long.

    You have to be absolutely insane if you think a supreme court, built by the Rothschild family, and a museum that has a life boat from the USS Liberty on display, are attributes of a country worthy of being called a great friend and ally.

    How much of the military action in the last half century has had anything to do with keeping the USA safe?

    Our military has no business doing anything other than protecting our country.

    Anyone sick of hearing about the middle East should seriously look into the USS Liberty, the lavon affair, the kidon, aipac, jebson, ADL, unit 8200, the mossad, JFK’s intentions as far as Israeli atom bombs, the dancing Arabs (confirmed mossad agents that operated out of a “moving company”) arrested by FBI on 9-11, Mordechai Vanunu, Netanyahu and his ties to the Hollywood shipping company and the hundreds of missing klystrons, and on and on and on……oh, yeah, and Assad supports the return of the Golan heights to Syria…

    Our military has one job, and it’s not supporting binding alliances. Its not suppression of civilians. It’s not meddling in the affairs of sovereign nations. It’s not polluting countries with dioxins, and depleted uranium. It’s not nation building. It’s not flying heroin and cocaine for the CIA. It’s not “fortifying” actions voted on by the UN. Our armed forces has one job, the protection of the United States of America.

    Go ahead, call me anti semitic. Call me a conspiracy theorist. That’s the usual response to truth about the US military and the middle East. I however am not anti semitic, or anti Jewish. I am anti Zionist, as are a large and growing number of Jewish folks. Anti semitic and anti Zionist have about as much in common as gold and federal reserve notes. I’m also not a conspiracy theorist, I am a greed/stupidity theorist. The state of our military affairs has much to do with Israel, and aipac. Just because someone doesn’t condone priests raping children, doesn’t make someone anti Catholic. Just because someone doesn’t condone gihad suicide bombing, it doesn’t make them anti Muslim. Just because someone says water fluoridation is medical malpractice, doesn’t make them anti doctor. It’s sickening that anyone questioning Israel is automatically anti-Semitic.

    We need to seriously look at the wasted trillions, the dead US men and women, and the dual citizen suits in our federal government that waste our livelyhood away trying to bring “peace” to the middle East.

    When it comes to “deterrent” missions in Europe and Asia, what should be said is that since Russia supports Assad, we will screw with the Ukraine situation. When it comes to North Korea, they aren’t so much a threat to the US, but to our top shareholder’s interests in South Korean companies. When it comes to the recent crap in the Philippines, were not really there to stop Muslim insurgents, but to mitigate the financial damage Duterte is doing to the meth sales of the Chinese triad.

    We basically live in a USA, where nearly all military actions have nefarious, profit based, ulterior motives, which come at the expense of taxpayers, and profit the Federal Reserve, Raytheon, Lockheed, etc…

    This comment may not seem to have much to do with a 242nd military anniversary, but it has much to do with it. Lexington, Concord, our founders, and the Constitution they gave us, set us on a path to freedom and greatness, and as a nation, we have strayed from that path.

    If I’m not mistaken, there is something in our constitution regarding a 2 year limit on a standing army. That may be because our founders understood history well enough to know that never ending wars are usually started, sustained, and financed by a certain group that profits from death and oppression.

    How much time and or respect was paid to those who gave all at Lexington and Concord, or to our Constitution on this 242nd military anniversary?

    It’s a damn sad day when patriots and militiamen are called nut jobs, and homeless veterans are committing suicide in cardboard boxes.

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