RED TEAM RESTRAINED 22:45 28 Mar 2003

A friend reminded me of this story to me this morning, and then it appears on Sgt. Stryker’s Daily Briefing. Wow.

Last year, after a creative general used unconventional means (motorcycle messengers, suicide boats, etc.) to battle US forces in a war game simulation, the game was stopped and the rules changed to prevent his unorthodox tactics. And now we’re facing an enemy that refuses to play by the rules. Despite rapid gains and suffering insignificant losses so far, it is clear that not everything has developed according to plan. No matter how things go over the next days and weeks, we need to learn lessons. We must not become our enemy to defeat him, but we need to understand him.