Transforming the US Military
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This paper reviews the legislation that has been passed with the aim of reforming the US military. The paper discusses how following the September 11 attacks, the United States adopted policies designed to pre-empt terrorism and guerilla attacks, and this has led to a new form of military training and a renewal of technologies. The paper also points out that in the long run, these policies aim at achieving budget cuts on military spending, reducing the incidence of local and international conflicts, and increasing the capacity and efficiency of the military to protect the Unites States and her interests around the world.
From the Paper:"Experts in military science have, for a long time, emphasized the need for the United States to transform its military in line with new global security realities. Some of the critical opinions leveled against the United States military have centered on the fact that it is largely based on and controlled by conventional policies and practices (Blaker, 2007). In the recent past, the military methodologies and policies advanced by the United States have been more pre-emptive than responsive. For years the United States spent substantial resources in building technological structures that would be enlisted in the conventional war scenario. The pre-emptive policies have been designed in a way that would predict and subdue the intentions and threats of the enemy (Evans, 2004). Important legislations have been passed with the aim of reforming the US military."
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