Marcus Aurelius: 5 Ways 9/11 Transformed US Military

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Five Ways 9/11 Has Transformed The US Military

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, fundamentally transformed the way the United States military wages war. With the invasion of Afghanistan and, months later, Iraq on the heels of 9/11, the wars have caused the Pentagon to rethink the way it fights, how it spends money in times of crisis, and what it values in both its highest and lowest-ranking commanders. The Monitor asked experts to weigh in on the Top 5 ways in which 9/11 has changed the US military.

1. How the US military fights on the ground

2. How it spends its money

3. The role of women in the ranks

4. Expanded Use of Special Operations Forces

5. What it values in its leaders – and how it cares for them

Phi Beta Iota:  We like the way CSM now enables direct access to individual pieces of a story.  The reader can also start with #1 and click through the rest.  There are some useful insights in the total piece, but the bottom line is that nothing has changed in how the White House and Congress make decisions, or in how the Pentagon trains, equips, and organizes.  Still broken, still corrupt, still lacking in integrity across the board.  Many of us broke ground in the 1990’s with the need for “four forces after next” and especially the need for the total transformation of intelligence to enable strategic, operational, tactical, and technical excellence, but that is not the way of the two-party crime-fest.  Anyone who thinks America is safer today (as the incumbent President just announced) is intellectually or ethically challenged, or both.  We continue to be our own worst enemy.

See Also:

Richard Wright: It’s Only Money – Why the IC Continues to Fail & Robert Steele: 10% Grade – A Dishonorable Discharge Needed

David Isenberg: Jim Clapper Claims Transformation — Robert Steele Comments on Each Misrepresentation

Paul Fernhout: Open Letter to the Intelligence Advanced Programs Research Agency (IARPA)

Open Source Agency: Executive Access Point

Search: Steele USMC C4I 1990′s

1998 JFQ The Asymmetric Threat: Listening to the Debate

1999 Virtual Intelligence: Conflict Avoidance and Resolution through Information Peacekeeping (Journal of Conflict Resolution, Spring 1999)

2000 Presidential Leadership and National Security Policy Making

2001 Threats, Strategy, and Force Structure: An Alternative Paradigm for National Security

2002 New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence (Book 2 Chapter 15)

2008 Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power–Army Strategy Conference of 2008 Notes, Summary, & Article

2009 Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else

2009 Perhaps We Should Have Shouted: A Twenty-Year Restrospective

2010 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (Chapter for Counter-Terrorism Book Out of Denmark)