The Asymmetrical Fantasy: Are Conventional Forces Obsolete?

I don’t think there is a more widely believed proposition in the defense establishment and amongst laymen too, than that gearing our military for future asymmetrical warfare, and thus away from conventional armed forces…is the way of the future. I disagree strongly, and not just because I’m a tank guy.

In any discussion about military strategy or history with friends in the military, sooner or later they will say that “Byron, please…there are no frontlines anymore…no more clashes of bi…

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