Irregular Warfare Conference To Be Held

The Army's top brass and policy makers are meeting at a North Carolina post to discuss the future of war.

The conference at Fort Bragg on Tuesday and Wednesday will highlight how the Army plans to adapt to fighting wars like Afghanistan and Iraq where large scale battles are rare and small, and hit-and-run ambushes are the norm. The two-day conference will discuss everything from strategy to building an Army capable of fighting guerrilla wars.

During a Pentagon news conference in June, Defense Secretary
Robert Gates said he wants to re-balance the military so that 50
percent can fight traditional conflicts, ten percent can fight
insurgents and the remaining 40 percent can do both.


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