UK Officer Slams US Iraq Tactics

Posted on Thursday, January 12 at 14:11 by Anonymous
The article, in Military Review, has drawn US criticism but also approval. 'Stiflingly hierarchical' In it Brig Aylwin-Foster says American officers displayed such cultural insensitivities that it "arguably amounted to institutional racism" and may have helped spur the insurgency. While the army is "indisputably the master of conventional war fighting, it is notably less proficient in... what the US defence community often calls Operations Other Than War," the officer wrote. Operations to win the peace in Iraq were "weighed down by bureaucracy, a stiflingly hierarchical outlook, predisposition to offensive operations and a sense that duty required all issues to be confronted head on", he added. Story from BBC NEWS: Published: 2006/01/11 20:59:02 GMT


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