The new commander of the U.S. Department of the central headquarters of counter-insurgency experts familiar with The Art of War
data for: former head of U.S. Central Command, the new James Matisse
newspaper special military observers Zhao Chuanheng
on June 23 by the United States on Petraeus Army Central Commander “downgrade” the U.S. military commander for the Zhu’a (see June 29, Japan reported), the U.S. Central Commander this critical position has been “empty seats to be.” July 8, the new commander of the candidates finally get to the bottom, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the current U.S. military Joint Operations Command, Marine General James Matisse, was nominated for the central headquarters of the new commander, so to obtain Senate approval to his new post. In general, U.S. Central Commander is not only a military commander, but if the one “beats” the diplomat. Of Matisse, his ability to perform this role, Obama Middle East policy is a key element to success. In addition, “The New York Times” also revealed that Matisse often quoted St. grandson of the famous Chinese military to the Ministry of Education.
Associated Press: the appointment of military services undermine the balance
central headquarters in the former U.S. Army General David Petraeus, commander to Afghanistan after he takes office, the Navy Marine Corps Lieutenant General, Deputy Commander of the Central Commander John Allen took office, the central headquarters has been quietly waiting for the arrival of a new commander. July 8, Meifang Zhang Gates announced at a press conference, the current U.S. military Joint Operations Command, Marine General James Matisse was nominated for the central headquarters of the new commander, and continue to serve as John Allen deputy commander. Gates told a news conference, “At present, facing the central headquarters of military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq troop withdrawal, the Iranian nuclear issue, as well as all kinds of militants across the region and the challenges of terrorist threats” and therefore must be selected as soon as possible for the central headquarters new commander. Gates believes the U.S. military in Matisse “outstanding military leaders and strategic thinkers, the central headquarters will bring a wealth of experience and accurate judgments,” that in this “critical period in the key positions” on the good work .
8 Associated Press commented that if the nomination of Matisse in the Senate Armed Services Committee passed, then, is the headquarters of U.S. Central, deputy commander on all aspects from the Marines served, which broke the arms should be balanced between the high office of tradition. Previously, the central headquarters of the Marine Corps generals in power, is from 1997 to 2000 served as commander Anthony Zinni will. “New York Times” commented that Matisse will become covered from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf, from Egypt to Pakistan, this vast area of ??the U.S. military leaders, speaking from the combat sequences, Matisse will be Petraeus higher, while monitoring both the Afghanistan and Iraq war. Not long before, Matisse in the same Marine Corps Marine Corps General James Amos, commander of the post race defeat in the competition, the fate of imminent retirement. But Matisse was nominated for the central headquarters of the commander, if nothing else, it will extend for several years for his military career.
new commander of U.S. military counter-insurgency experts
“Washington Post” on July 9 that many within the U.S. military’s top generals that the horse Ortiz is the current commander of the central headquarters as the “prime” candidates.
from the biographical point of view, Matisse rich in combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq. Major or when Matisse once led a Marine battalion, participated in the 1991 Gulf War. After the war started in Afghanistan in 2001, he was the first U.S. Navy marine brigade brigadier brigadier general, he led the troops into the Anand is the first combat mission of the Ministry of ground forces.
2003 war in Iraq started, he is the first U.S. Navy Marine Division commander, Major General, and led the troops took part in the Iraq war and the subsequent stability operations in Iraq.
action in Iraq, Matisse and personally implemented a plan in April 2004 for the Fallujah campaign, and planned to launch in November that year’s “Phantom roar” action. For both Afghanistan and Iraq, the war, is no stranger to Matisse.
more important is that Matisse is to promote the implementation of U.S. counter-insurgency operations of the “leader.” Like he and Petraeus, that Iraq’s ground forces on the battlefield, traditional tactics, has been unable to adapt to the new situation, operational requirements, argue that the tactics of U.S. ground forces to adjust.
in Matisse and the joint efforts of Petraeus, the U.S. military ground forces Meifang Zhang Gates decided to implement “drastic” land reform, and enhance writing and Matisse as responsible for the regulations U.S. military training, joint operations command commander. U.S. ground forces currently in Afghanistan and Iraq using the “counter-insurgency warfare doctrine” and the new version of “Army Field Manual” is written under the auspices of the Matisse and revised. We can say that Matisse is a counter-insurgency operations experts, is ideal for both the current Afghanistan and Iraq, the war on.
said, “Afghans very interesting shot,” was criticized
commander of U.S. forces before Zhu’a McChrystal was dismissed, the “Los Angeles Times “has stressed McCristal mince words, is this character created for the tragedy. And Petraeus is experienced more calm, more like a politician and diplomat. The post of commander of U.S. Central headquarters complex environment facing must be allies, allies in the region, media, and even rivals maneuvers, Petraeus’s successor should have the same quality.
but Matisse seems to lack in this regard. He was nominated commander of the central headquarters after the announcement, the media invariably mention the United States in 2005, Matisse in San Diego, California at a forum “for speech court disaster,” the experience. At the Forum, Matisse the face of many U.S. military leaders said openly that “some of the Afghans got to,” “shot and killed these people are indeed very interesting.” Although the remarks to the participants won general applause, but lead to strong dissatisfaction with the Pentagon, was commander of the Marine Corps issued a special statement on Matisse openly reprimanded. Matisse’s “outspoken”, also won in the military for its “Mad Dog” nickname.
same time, the Matisse of U.S. soldiers facing asylum may also make it cumbersome. In 2006, eight Marines in the Iraqi city of Ha Saidi shot 24 Iraqi civilians, including women and children. After survey shows that the dead were militants or not U.S. soldiers who seek to intimidate. But as the first Marine Expeditionary Force commander, Matisse lifted these soldiers accused of “cruel, including the death of civilians is part of the war,” Matisse in a public statement to make this interpretation . This is obviously trying to prevent war with civilian casualties in Afghanistan the “rules of engagement” does not match.
but “New York Times” said that Matisse is not the ordinary Mangfu. He likes poetry, the British playwright William Shakespeare and other famous people come in handy, but also likes to quote the German military theorist Carl von Clausewitz and Sun Tzu’s classic Chinese art of war home to the famous Ministry of Education; he has no lack of political savvy, take a look at Joint Forces Command a strategic advisor to the list, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s name are impressively in the head. The key is that Matisse can defend like when Bill Gates said, “all the problems have occurred in a few years ago, the future he will be very careful.”