Thursday, June 28, 2007

U.S. forces turning to ‘indirect’ war tactics

“Almost six years after the worst attack ever on U.S. soil, special operations commanders believe that simply killing terrorists will not win a war against an ideologically motivated enemy. That view is reflected in a series of transitions in special operations leadership posts. New senior officers are expected to give greater weight to an indirect approach to warfare, a slow and disciplined process that calls for supporting groups or nations willing to back U.S. interests.”
U.S. turns to 'indirect' war tactics - Military Affairs -

Unfortunately, the "nations willing to back U.S. interests" are critically fewer in number than they were before Bush took office. His "unilateral" actions and dishonesty have ruined the U.S.'s credibility. As I've said many times, the best "indirect tactic" is to be a good example. The most persuasive argument we can have is to run our country and government with integrity, honesty, caring, and humanity. All Bush has done is make it easier for dictators to justify their iron-hand control, by pointing to the U.S.'s dishonest and murderous actions.

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