Joint Planning for Operation Anaconda SFC Spurlock, Matthew MLC Class 005-18 Joint Planning for Operation Anaconda Since the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, there have been numerous battles. One of the most important battles that shaped future joint planning of operations was Operation Anaconda. The outcome of this operation was ultimately successful, however, the original intent from the commanders were not met due to errors in the joint planning process. Joint planning during Operation Anaconda proved ineffective because of inaccurate intelligence about the terrain and weather, the exemption of Air Force and Navy during the initial planning phase, and false assumptions about the enemy. Intelligence Intelligence Preparation
The first confusion halted the initial bombing of key targets and points. Special Operations Forces were too close to enemy targets and called the bombings off (Lyle, 2009). Aircraft were not available at the beginning to assist Task Force Dagger to get to “The Finger” due to only one aircraft in the area helping the Army Soldiers in the valley. MG Hagenbeck did not have the same priorities for AC-130 assets as the Black Special Operations Force units (Fleri, Howard, Hukill, & Searle, 2003). These Black Special Operations Force units were under the command of MG Dell Dailey.
Unfortunately the CIA had created the plans before Kennedy was in office, and they did not share all of the information with him and manipulated him into approving it. The blame for this failure lies with both Kennedy and the CIA. The motivation behind the invasion was the United States’ tremendous fear of communism. “I mean, now we look back on that and it can seem sort of ridiculous that we ever had a time when we thought the Communists were going to take over the world. But that is indeed what most Americans thought at the time” (Rasenberg 1).
We only used a small special operations footprint and managed not to deploy thousands of conventional forces. Then we abandoned the RMA concept, and went purely conventional in both Afghanistan and Iraq. This could have occurred for a myriad of reasons, some of which are highlighted in Donald Skuskind’s book, “The 1% Doctrine”. It is my understanding that our protracted war in Afghanistan and Iraq has created more instability and more terrorist groups than existed 16 years ago. Due to our inability to nest the mission of the Department of State with the capabilities of the Department of Defense, we made catastrophic mistakes that subsequently jeopardize the
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During Operation Husky, the Allies arguably achieved their operational objectives but failed to fully capitalize on the opportunities provided through the effective use of joint functions. This was most evident regarding command and control as well as the overall lack of integration of many of the remaining joint functions. The invasion of Sicily by the Allies was one of the largest and complex combined operations in WWII. Most historians posit that the operation was an Allied victory. Others argue that the Allies lacked clear strategic objectives and failed to establish effective command relationships.
This was especially true for the Afghanistan forces that were participating in the operation. CJTF Mountain did not have enough weapons platforms to fill all of the close air requests received by the Air Support Operations Center (ASOC). As a result the Afghanistan forces did not receive promised close air support. All of the available weapons platforms were committed to supporting the U.S. combat forces. Due to this lack of close air support and a friendly fire incident the Afghanistan forces withdrew to cover to
There were many people jailed with one reason, they are Muslims. It constitutes a dictatorship type of government and not a constitutional government that promoted democracy. They also did not respect and appreciate the international law. Action should be taken even though US is a strong and major countries, but, human right must be prioritised. The act of President Bush accused Osama as the main actor of the attack, we could see it clearly that his ‘intelligence’ which because they can know who the real enemy is in just few hours of the attacks.
Secondly, politics rendered society to lose faith in the government. The war was televised; however, the government failed to inform the American people about multiple things such as the My Lai massacre and the Pentagon Papers. These papers were kept secret by the government and caused trust to be lost by the American people. Last but not least, the media had one of the biggest negative impacts on the American people during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was the first war to be televised and revealed what was truly happening in Vietnam.
For many years there have been military conflicts in the Middle East, between the countries of the Middle East and sometimes between them and outside superpowers. They have endured these conflicts because their society is a very basic technologically lacking civilization. Because of their weaker standpoint, especially against countries like America or Britain, they have had to resort to guerilla warfare to be able to stand a fighting chance against these superpowers. This leads to the collateral damage played on the news and the deaths of U.S. military personnel. This makes the war seem like a hopeless standstill where no one side is winning which is similar to another American conflict that ended terribly, the Vietnam War.
Germany’s army now is weak compared to the other four countries surrounding it full with hundreds of thousands of reserves excluding full-time troops, which Germany truly lacks of (Doc B). Due to the military-rich countries around Germany, the military-less country is easily bullied, and highly likely to be attacked, thus helping prevent Germany’s rise to power. The said country’s defense is weakened ever more by the limited