The United States is preparing for the wrong war – The Washington Post

Generals are often accused of fighting the last war. Actually, they are more likely to prepare for a future war that never arrives while neglecting a current conflict. The Pentagon will be repeating that mistake if it focuses its energy on conventional wars rather than the hybrid threat. In fairness, that’s not all Mattis’s fault. Combating hybrid warfare requires extensive civilian-military cooperation. But it’s hard to fight a war when the foremost beneficiary of the enemy’s attack is the commander in chief.keep reading …..