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2021-08-01 -Land of the Free
‘We are leaving the Middle East due to China-Russia - We suffered a crushing defeat in simulated war’ (video)
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Posted by Anomalous Sources 2021-08-01 01:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [316 views ]  Top

#1 The biggest problem arose when the communication networks were attacked.

Yeah, happens when you devolve into the old Russian 'mother may I' command system. Disrupt the communications and they all stand around waiting new orders meanwhile the people above are frozen cause they don't have info coming in (can't get he Powerpoint slides together for a decision). Micromanagement doesn't work well in chaos.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-08-01 07:41||   2021-08-01 07:41|| Front Page Top

#2 /\ PPT is indeed the enemy.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-08-01 07:51||   2021-08-01 07:51|| Front Page Top

#3 /\ PPT is indeed the enemy.

Along with centralized data and C2.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-08-01 08:52||   2021-08-01 08:52|| Front Page Top

#4 I look forward to the day when all fast food places and the Pentagon are run by AI

/sarc (somewhat...)
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-08-01 09:48||   2021-08-01 09:48|| Front Page Top

#5 Does seem odd to tell our enemies some of this stuff.
Posted by rjschwarz 2021-08-01 11:20||   2021-08-01 11:20|| Front Page Top

#6 TW: When I load the page, a "Translate" icon pops up. I thought it was a common feature. My bad, and I hereby play the "It's all Greek to me." card.

Anyway, here is the complete article (excluding the vid):


Columnist: Vasilis Kapoulas

And officially, the U.S. has admitted through top General John Hyten that they are leaving the Middle East to focus on Russia and China.

It was preceded by a simulated war with China over Taiwan in which Us forces suffered a crushing defeat.

"We cannot ignore threats in the Middle East. But now we're going to deal with them in another way.

You see it in Afghanistan, Iraq.

With a smaller "footprint" to deal with threats from Russia and China," said General John Hyten who spoke of reordering forces.

The American General said what had been a common secret for a long time. The Asia-Pacific region and China are now the priority.

"The U.S. military suffered a crushing defeat during a classified combat exercise. The exercise revealed vulnerabilities that the Pentagon is trying to fix if it ever confronts a sophisticated enemy like China," said the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Army General Staff.

"Without overestimating the issue,there was a complete failure," Gen. John Hyten said of the combat plan during the October exercise, which he described in detail at the Emerging Technologies Institute in Washington.

The biggest problem arose when the communication networks were attacked.

During the exercise, a Pentagon "red team" playing our hostile role surrounded us, Hyten said.

The result was that the "blue team" lost access to its networks almost immediately."

A key lesson: the concentration of ships, aircraft and other forces made them "sitting ducks".

The Pentagon did not release the code name of the combat exercise, which was classified, but a military official said one of the scenarios revolved around a battle for Taiwan.

Unlike the conflicts of the past 30 years, dating back to the first Gulf War, when the US military had "information sovereignty," american power found itself in a difficult position from the outset during the October war scenario.

"Well, what if from the beginning this information is not available? And that's the big problem we faced," hyten said.

Now, the Army is being upgraded with the new "Expanded Maneuver" strategy that seeks to change the way it fights for the next decade.

"Part of the plan requires a common Command and Control System of all areas, which will connect information to a fully connected 'combat cloud' to which commanders can access at any time to make quick decisions on the battlefield," Hyten said.

"If the "battle cloud" is cut off from an enemy, there must be plans so that leaders can operate in a more decentralized environment," he said.

Other aspects of the new idea concern "questionable accounting support", which the US has not faced since they tried to bring forces to Europe and the Pacific during World War II.

"Questionable accounting support is an area of rich study, rich debate. We're changing the whole accounting support approach,"he said.

"One way in which the military could crush a sophisticated adversary is to enhance its ability to launch precision strikes from all sectors at once - Air Force, Land Forces, Navy, Space and Cyberspace - so a hostile force doesn't know where to defend itself," Hyten said.

"In this way, the equation will change in any future battle."

Against an enemy that can also strike targets accurately, the U.S. military must be able to gather and launch massive fire under a single command structure that has moved away from the threat of attack.

"You're separated to survive," Hyten said.

"The stakes are high, as the LEAD of the U.S. military from China "shrinks rapidly".

"To prevent war is to be prepared for war,"Hyten said.
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2021-08-01 13:42||   2021-08-01 13:42|| Front Page Top

#7 they are leaving the Middle East to focus on Russia and China.

Not a rout then, but a strategic retreat.

Incidentally - any bets on whether this will promote resumption of 9/11 style attacks in the West?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-08-01 13:45||   2021-08-01 13:45|| Front Page Top

#8 ^ I think the moslems will let the west do to itself what it's doing perfectly well without interruptions. An attack or slew of small attacks by islamics would only unite the polity and people and that would be good for America.

No, if they're wise they'll just wait for the wakandans and Left to finish what they've started.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-08-01 14:10||   2021-08-01 14:10|| Front Page Top

#9 ^If they were wise, they would not have attacked Israel after Oslo accords.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-08-01 14:31||   2021-08-01 14:31|| Front Page Top

#10 Yes I forgot. Rationality and moslemnity are inversely related. But if they are being advised and supervised by master strategists, the ones also advising and supervising the dismantling of America?
Posted by Dron66046 2021-08-01 15:04||   2021-08-01 15:04|| Front Page Top

#11 During the exercise, a Pentagon "red team" playing our hostile role surrounded us


Well, hope the pentagon doesn't play for the enemy in a real war, then.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-08-01 15:06||   2021-08-01 15:06|| Front Page Top

#12 The U.S. military suffered a crushing defeat during a classified combat exercise. The exercise revealed vulnerabilities that the Pentagon is trying to fix But money will be needed.

Also, probably nobody would've conceptualized Overlord if these blasted simulators were around back then.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-08-01 15:14||   2021-08-01 15:14|| Front Page Top

#13 they are being advised and supervised by master strategists, the ones also advising and supervising the dismantling of America?

Who are these evil geniuses? I think the current USA troubles (and remember, Rome lasted for hundreds of years after it stopped being a republic) so it doesn't mean the end, are due to stupidity, not evil geniuses.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-08-01 15:25||   2021-08-01 15:25|| Front Page Top

#14 Snark for the 'Biden is CCP's stooge!' crowd.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-08-01 15:38||   2021-08-01 15:38|| Front Page Top

#15 Sounds like some have spent too time diddling the dog ("whokeness", PC and social engineering).
Posted by JohnQC 2021-08-01 15:45||   2021-08-01 15:45|| Front Page Top

#16 ...but that is why they were selected for higher promotion during the Obama-Biden years. You get what you subsidize.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-08-01 19:29||   2021-08-01 19:29|| Front Page Top

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