Essay: Past Military Experiences of USA
It is not however right to say that the US military’s use of past military experiences is of no importance at all. Several cases in the past have been used as an enhancement of preparation for future fights. Notable is the failure of TF Smith which greatly served to reduce the reaction time as deemed necessary by change (Toy, 2004).
The actions taken on the ground in Somalia foreshadowed how the US troops would conduct their military operations in future for instance the way it did in Bosnia. Lightly armed forces would not be deployed without heavy artillery back up or close air support. Iraqi operations as seen recently show some heavy borrowing of lessons learnt in Mogadishu back in1993.
The issue of dynamism can be handy if there is an uncalled for change in the way in which operations carry on. The setback here is that not all situations are economically and rationally justifiable in their need for change. There are more implications to change than the sponsors of the change can realize. All areas directly and indirectly related to the existing structure have to be restructured which brings about discontinuity in terms of framework progress. It is therefore prudent not to effect changes every now and then just because the Military has to be dynamic but those seminal areas that need dire change should be receive an overhaul (Bowman, 2002)