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Milley: Future Wars Will be Long, They'll be Fought on the Ground, and Spec Ops Won't Save Us

Milley: Future Wars Will be Long, They'll be Fought on the Ground, and Spec Ops Won't Save Us by Meghann Myers - Army Times

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley wants the American public to stop fooling itself when it comes to war, so he’s drawn up five ”myths” he says we need to let go of, pronto.

Milley shared his thesis with an audience at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, and his take on it has evolved since he first started speaking about four slightly different myths of warfare back in 2015.  The myths: 

1.  Wars will be short…

2. You can win wars from afar…

3. Special Forces can do it all…

4. Armies are easy to create…

5. Armies fight wars…

Read on.