Friday, September 22, 2017

USAF jumps on the urban combat bandwagon...

via Breaking Defense.
Two decades after the Marines predicted most warfare would be in urban areas, the Air Force is coming to the same conclusions. Simply put, the great majority of humans live in cities these days, and Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein has added urban warfare to his list of top focus areas.

Part of the reason for increasing the emphasis on urban conflict, which isn’t something you might traditionally think of about the service that brings us fighters, bombers and satellites, is that the Air Force may not be well equipped to handle it.

“How do we design an Air Force for this kind of conflict?” Golden asked during his speech here. “Today, I think we are more designed for working in open spaces.”
Story here. 

Why does urban combat tempt these people?

I truly believe they've learned the wrong lessons from Fallujah, Khe Sanh, Stalingrad and Berlin.

Have you noticed something about this concept?  The writing on it is thin and appears that it was pulled out of the ass of some SOCOM bubba.

I have yet to hear a REAL justification of why fighting in a major city will be necessary.  I have yet to hear a REAL explanation of how it will be done without causing massive damage or starting an insurgency from hell.

I'm more than willing to give them the benefit of the doubt but they owe us a rationale for their belief that this is necessary.

No comments :

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.