I have a proposal to make: The creation of an elite Military Force. Call it the ADF (The American Defense Force). (After the IDF… The Israeli Defense Force.) This unit would, as the name implies, be made up of US Army Ranger qualified, and trained males in all combat positions, including war planning. Service would be mandatory for a minimum of four years and members of this elite force would be subject to recall until the age of 45. All military "support" positions would be filled by non- ADF, Regular Army personnel.
When America decided the time was right to invade Europe and conquer the Nazis, The Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was instructed to … invade Europe, and defeat the Germans. That was, pretty much, ALL he was instructed to do. The how, why, when, and wherefore, of the invasion... and subsequent defeat of Hitler, was left up to HIM. That was a clear case of allowing the Military to do its job. We all know how that turned out. The same cannot be said for the Korean War, or the Vietnam War. Both those war efforts were micromanaged by Washington at the cost of thousands of US lives, plus… over 50 years later…. we are STILL in Korea and we lost the war in Vietnam to an inferior opponent! Clearly, our national leaders have learned nothing from their predecessor’s mistakes or from history.