Review: Firepower In Limited War

5 Star, Force Structure (Military), Insurgency & Revolution, War & Face of Battle

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best examination of intelligence-firepower disconnects,

April 8, 2000
Robert H Scales
Major General Bob Scales may well be the Army’s brightest light and this generation’s successor to General Don Starry and Dan Morelli (who inspired the Toffler’s book on War and Anti-War). First published by the National Defense University Press in 1990, this book reflects deeply on the limitations of firepower in limited war situations, and the conclusion is a telling indictment of our national intelligence community and our joint military intelligence community, neither of which is willing to break out of their little boxes to find a proper response to this statement: “The common theme in all five case studies presented here is the recurring inability of the side with the firepower advantage to find the enemy with sufficient timeliness and accuracy to exploit that advantage fully and efficiently.”
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