U.S. Military Capabilities

Some experts say the U.S. military’s capabilities are the best in the world but it has to improve its capacity to fight irregular wars. NATO’s supreme allied commander for transformation Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis agrees. Mattis, who also serves as the commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, said the United States has lost some of its nuclear and conventional war edge in recent years and has to become a “hybrid” force that expands its non-conventional means without sacrificing classic warfighting competence.


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