Gates says ‘Next-War-itis’ plagues military

Even more refreshing are the statements made by Bushie Defense Secretary Gates:

“I have noticed too much of a tendency towards what might be called Next-War-itis — the propensity of much of the defense establishment to be in favor of what might be needed in a future conflict,” Gates said.

But in a world of limited resources, he said, the Pentagon must concentrate on building a military that can defeat the current enemies: smaller, terrorist groups and militias waging irregular warfare.

I love the words….”in a world of limited resources”. At least we have one sane voice of reason in the military.

“The risk of overextending the Army is real,” said Gates.