ComNavOps is constantly preaching that we have forgotten what real war is. The latest convert is the Heritage Foundation’s Dakota Wood (1). Here’s what he just recently had to say,
“Ten years of no opponent, following the collapse of the USSR, then 17 years of COIN, CT, and stability ops has led to a force that has simply forgotten what ‘real war’ is really like and the demands it will place on the force.” (2) [emphasis added]
Welcome aboard, Mr. Wood!
(1)Dakota Wood is a retired Lt.Col., USMC, and is now a Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation
(2)Breaking Defense, “Heritage To DoD: Do War Games, Experiments, Don’t Write Requirements”, Colin Clark,