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The New U.S. Military Recruit: ‘A Ph.D Who Could Win a Bar Fight’ – WSJ

The New U.S. Military Recruit: ‘A Ph.D Who Could Win a Bar Fight’ – WSJ

In the seven decades since the last World War, warfare has been overwhelmingly characterized by proxy conflicts, regional wars and “submilitary” violence. What war hasn’t been—for American forces—is sustained state-vs.-state combat. But Americans still tend to talk about our military’s ability to fight and win as if we face only nation-states. And we incorrectly assume that…

Source: The New U.S. Military Recruit: ‘A Ph.D Who Could Win a Bar Fight’ – WSJ