The Wounded Home Front by Robert Kaplan at The American Interest. BLUF: "The home front gropes for a way to connect with the wounded and their families. The fact that this is much harder to do than we suppose it ought to be is a particular wage of small wars—wars which we should do all in our power to henceforth avoid."
Busy With Afghanistan, the U.S. Military Has No Time to Train for Big Wars by David Wood at Politics Daily. BLUF: "... problems are reason for a decisive shift at the Pentagon, according to an outside bipartisan task force chartered by Congress to challenge current Defense Department planning. ... said in a report issued earlier this year that Gates had "focused too greatly on the short-term'' threats and not enough on big-war challenges."