Over at the USNI’s blog, CDR Salamander takes a long cold look at some of the lessons we’ve learned and managed to forget about fighting wars. I might quibble with a few, but for the most part, he is right on target.
Infantry: You never have enough infantry: Enough said. What is less sexy to a peace time green eyeshade number cruncher than a guy with a rifle in his hand? They are a pain until you have to go to war – then all of a sudden you remember that the Marines may have something there; everyone a rifleman. Talk to the Army non-infantry typeswho have done nothing but infantry work.