21 April 2006

ANALYSIS: Rumsfeld ideas slammed

ANALYSIS: Rumsfeld ideas slammed: "WASHINGTON -- The unprecedented criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his management of the Iraq War by retired generals who have served there goes deeper than the conflict itself.
Criticism of the planning and execution of the war points to Rumsfeld's broader -- and controversial -- transformation of the military into a lighter, faster, smaller force theoretically more adept to fight modern wars.
Critics say Rumsfeld's vision, which relies on expensive weapons, is out of step with the kind of insurgency warfare U.S. forces face in Iraq and are likely to encounter again in the ongoing war against terrorists."

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