Describe the “American Way of War” in 25 Words or Less

Over at War on the Rocks, I have posted a challenge that I will repeat here:

In 25 words or less, give your thumbnail version of the “American Way of War.”

That is the challenge that Dr. Scott Stephenson of the Command and General Staff College gives his students and that is the challenge I present to you, dear KoW readers.

Submit your answers to editorwarontherocks (at) gmail (dot) com.  Deadline is Sunday at 8 PM EST. We will post the best answers on Monday!

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13 thoughts on “Describe the “American Way of War” in 25 Words or Less

  1. Mike Wheatley says:

    “Tactics And Technics Without Strategy,
    And As Clause-wits Quotes Sun Tzu,
    Great Noise Before Sad Failure. ”

    …I’ll get my coat.

  2. Larry Ledeboer says:

    Asymmetric warfare threats require evolving tactics and strategic adaptations. Reduce weight carried by combat troops. Develop robotics to help grunts carry ammo and water.

  3. Jane Pickersgill says:

    America is at war. Serving military personnel should please bring their own Pizza Hut, MuscleMax and personal shotgun. Democrats need not apply.

  4. Dan says:

    I feel foolish, so two thoughts:

    Attack alien planets with robots and rockets using inter-stella communicators demonstrating the rightness of the fight to preserve our way of life. Wait, was this a film…..

    No strategy, plenty of plans, warriors lead, diplomats follow, not enough troops, wrong equipment, few friends, borrow money. Declare victory, go home; fight war there.

  5. Daniel says:

    Bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs, bombs!

  6. Kevin C. Sullivan says:

    Fight, Blunder, Survive, Learn, Forget. Fight, Re-Blunder, Win, Learn, Forget. Fight, Re-Blunder, Overwhelm, Learn, Forget. Fight, Re-Blunder, World-Domination, Learn, Remember, Fold.

  7. S.S. Brown says:

    The one lesson wagers of the American Way of War COULD benefit from is that they never really learns any lessons at all.

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