Doug Macgregor: Army Makes Another Bad Move — “Light” Tanks for Dead Infantry

Army picks two companies to build prototypes for a new cannon-toting vehicle to back up infantry My comment: The Army is pursuing a 1942 tactical solution to contemporary warfare. Providing light infantry with light tanks was a desperate measure in 1942 to make up for a lack of firepower and protection. It did not work …

Doug Macgregor: Jeff Groom on the Military Swamp

Drowning in the Military Swamp This Marine officer got out, but he left a dysfunctional, sclerotic bureaucracy behind. EXTRACTS: …company commanders had to fit 297 days of mandatory training into 256 available training days. …is it reasonable now to maintain nearly 160 golf courses across the world when less than half of Marine aircraft can …

Doug Macgregor: Europe’s Army, Macron’s Disease, Leaving NATO

Europe’s new regional defense ANALYSIS/OPINION: It’s official. Europe will soon have its own army and, presumably, its own regional defense. At least that is the stated goal of French President Emmanuel Macron. Mr. Macron is restating a position that German Chancellor Angela Merkel adopted some time ago that, “We Europeans must really take our destiny …

Doug Macgregor: Army Prepared for Wrong War

The U.S. Army May Have Prepared for the Wrong War On February 7, Vice Chief of Staff for the Army Gen. Daniel Allyn stated that only three of fifty-eight combat brigades in the U.S. Army were sufficiently trained for wartime deployment, blaming the condition on sequestration. It is not the lack of money, however, that …

Doug Macgregor: Trump’s Mission – Build a New American Army

Trump’s mission: Build a new American Army In January 1943, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, together with their respective military advisers, met in Morocco at Casablanca to devise the strategy that would win World War II. To some, the Casablanca Conference may seem like ancient history, but the exchange between …