Mattis Vows to Close Irregular Warfare Training, Doctrine Gaps

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 25, 2009 at 5:00 AM
U.S. Joint Forces Commander Gen. James Mattis today released his vision statement for irregular warfare, vowing to close what he called "apparent" gaps in doctrine, education, training and "integrated capability." The document, dated March 11, instructs JFCOM officials to treat irregular warfare with the highest urgency. "Our conventional warfare superiority will not be forfeited, but the challenges involved in preparing to meet regular and nuclear threats must not push preparations to counter irregular threats into the background," Mattis wrote. His...

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