The New Legions: American Strategy and the Responsibility of Power
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Nov 23, 2011 - Political Science - 216 pages
Major General (Ret.) Edward B. Atkeson decries the decade-long campaign the United States has undertaken in the wake of 9/11 and offers a broad plan for global protection of American interests. He proposes shifting the military burden to friendly indigenous fighters recruited, trained, and equipped under United States leadership for operation in their native environments. Atkeson finds ample precedent for the effectiveness of similar legions of fighters. He lays out how such a program would work and shows how these legions could help the United States achieve its global objectives in a more cost-effective way.
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Chapter 2 The Wider War as We Chose to Fight It
Chapter 3 What Have We Overlooked?
Whence the Concept?
The French Foreign Legion
Chapter 6 Where to Begin? And Then What?
Chapter 7 Latin AmericaOur Backyard
Our Exceptional Neighbor
Chapter 9 Africathe Dark Continent