Friday, October 09, 2015

How can the Iranians do it but we can't?

via Wikipedia...
The United States Army Special Forces, known as the Green Berets because of their distinctive service headgear, are a special operations force tasked with five primary missions: unconventional warfare (the original and most important mission of Special Forces), foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, and counter-terrorism. The first two emphasize language, cultural, and training skills in working with foreign troops.
Training indigenous forces was once the hallmark of US Army Special Forces.  After Rummy's meddlings though they've become raid monkeys just like the rest of SOCOM.

So be it.

But we have to ask.  How can the Iranians take the Houthi rebels, invest much less money and equipment, but achieve better results over a MUCH shorter period of time than we have?

If the Iranians can do it then why can't we?

Something is fundamentally wrong with our military if the only answer to the troubles in Afghanistan is that "its going to take a long time".

If you don't believe me, then simply watch what the Persians are doing and wonder what the difference is.  Is it the quality of their people?  I don't think so.  Do they have better methods?  Again.  No.  Better equipment?  No.

Could it be that they have better leadership with a well defined definition of what victory looks like?  If that's the answer then we need to ask ourselves one other question.  Why would we sacrifice lives, life long injuries (both mental and physical) as well as treasure .... to a goal that wasn't properly sketched out?

Yeah.  Its really simple.  We need a revival of military professionalism.  

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