Army Looks For Global Partnerships — Washington Times Obama strategy shifts role from fighting to training. To maintain its relevance in a post-Afghanistan world, the U.S. Army is learning to make new friends. The Army is embarking on a two-pronged campaign of linking its brigades to third-country allies and to regional U.S. commands that direct combat. These commands – such as Central Command and Pacific Command, led by four-star officers – carry much influence inside the Pentagon when it comes to making strategy and buying weapons. “It’s one thing to put a 11-, 12-man Special Forces detachment on the ground to train a brigade, but wouldn’t it be better to put a brigade on the ground to train up a division?” said retired ArmyMaj. Gen. Robert Scales. “You’re able then to perform all the functions that need to be performed.” Read more …. My Comment: Training others to do our fighting is probably a smart move …. especially if the ones that we are training are willing to fight, and are successful at doing it.
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U.S. Army Is Looking For Global Partners