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Old 12-15-2007   #1
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Default Post-Modern Challenges for Modern Warriors

LTG Sir John Kiszely, UK Defence Academy, 14 Dec 07: Post-Modern Challenges for Modern Warriors
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....This paper examines the challenges presented to modern warriors by changes in contemporary warfare, and argues that while some of these challenges have been, or are being overcome, there are others, particularly those associated with military education and culture, which have yet to be fully recognized, let alone met, and which will require to be so if modern warriors are to be a match for tomorrow's warfare.....
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Old 12-15-2007   #2
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Default Good find, thanks.

I particularly liked his last paragraph...
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Old 12-16-2007   #3
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Default Great and well written essay

Bravo to the writer.

It accurately sums up the debate that has been ongoing about trainng for COIN versus training for major combat. The only think I was slightly disappointed in was that it "punted" the question over whether forces should be specialized for COIN or MCO or whether we should seek a generalist force.

Highly recommended read.
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Old 12-16-2007   #4
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Smile What to say,

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LTG Sir John Kiszely, UK Defence Academy, 14 Dec 07: Post-Modern Challenges for Modern Warriors

Complete 32 page paper at the link.
Besides I really like it. He did a very good job of bringing many of the pieces into one coherent message.
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Old 12-16-2007   #5
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Just printed it and haven't read it. But what the heck does, "John Kiszley has asserted the moral right to be regarded as the author of this work" mean?
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Just printed it and haven't read it. But what the heck does, "John Kiszley has asserted the moral right to be regarded as the author of this work" mean?
Yeah, Yeah, good question Steve. As i moved through it quickly yesterday still awaiting a close read on my part that line jumped out at me too.

With all do respect to our Ally of many, many years; is it a British thing with some kind of sub-text/deeper moral meaning that us frontier-like Americans just cant get at and understand?

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Perhaps it's in relation to this?
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