The limits of us military capability lessons from vietnam and iraq by james h lebovic volume 8 issue 4 robert jervis. Political scientist james h lebovic establishes that the size strength flexibility and adaptability of the us military cannot ensure victory in asymmetrical conflictsin the limits of us. According to lebovic the principal lessons of vietnam and iraq are that the united states should understand the limits of its power the pitfalls of using force and therefore adopt restrained goals. In the limits of us military capability lebovic shows how political and psychological factors trumped us military superiority in vietnam and iraq where inappropriate strategies low stakes and unrealistic goals mired the united states military in protracted no win conflicts lebovic contends that the united states is at a particular disadvantage when fighting a counterinsurgency without the full support of the host government when leveraging various third parties the adversarys . The limits of u s military capability lessons from vietnam and iraq dec 21 2020 posted by yasuo uchida media text id f67b69d2 online pdf ebook epub library 1 online resource x 297 p subjects asymmetric warfare case studies military planning united states case studies response to robert jerviss review of the limits of us military
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