Monday, November 05, 2012

The long US proxy wars

""Increasingly, the U.S. and its partners will support proxy forces that will do the majority of the fighting in localized conflicts." "Nonetheless, proxies will help secure U.S. interests in many areas of the world, including those in which the U.S. is not willing to commit ground forces. In these cases, proxies will be critical to gaining access to local networks of information, targeting and operational capabilities. To reduce blowback and keep proxies aligned toward U.S. interests, decision-makers must delicately balance the selection of partners and the shaping of these relationships.""