Kevin Benson

Kevin Benson, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, is currently a seminar leader at the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, an M.S. from The Catholic University of America, an MMAS from the School of Advanced Military Studies and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.  During his career, COL Benson served with the 5th Infantry Division, the 1st Armored Division, the 1st Cavalry Division, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, XVIII Airborne Corps and Third U.S. Army. He also served as the Director, School of Advanced Military Studies. These are his own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense.
 

How much Army is enough and too much? The essence of the argument, the size of the active Army, puts the cart before the horse.

If I were a part of the planning team I would ask what the assumptions are that underpin the policy making and planning.

If we're to face a period of persistent global conflict, then officers are professionally obligated to consider the conduct of operations on U.S. soil.