Rumsfeld Doctrine

How We Nearly Broke The US Military

How We Nearly Broke The US Military

I grew up during Operation Desert Storm and I would one day enlist to serve during Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom; and I'm not alone - my entire generation has had one single unifying fact that binds us together:  we've been a generation at war.  More specifically, we've been a generation that has been engaged in an unconventional war with very asymmetrical forces and we've seen a complete overhaul of the modern war fighter.  As a result of my employment within the Department of Defense, coupled with my insatiable curiosity, I have been following our engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq with great interest.

So it should come as no surprise that when former Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, released a new book - I jumped at the chance to read it.