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Adjusting in war: Have we adopted any enemy tactics over the last decade?

I was enjoying a Sierra Nevada Torpedo or two (yum-oh) and reading The Complete Roman Army and this line jumped out at me:

It was a point of pride for the Romans to be willing to copy and employ the effective tactics or equipment of their enemies. . . .

This made me wonder: Have we copied any enemy tactics over the last decade? If not, is there a good reason (like the tactics are inhumane) or is it just the "casual arrogance" that Andrew Exum identified?

 

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Wait, Sen. Inhofe of Oklahoma is the new ranking minority member on SASC?

Yow. This guy is a piece of work. Back in the day when I covered the Senate Armed Services Committee, he frequently struck me as mean-spirited. If he is running things, he will do things like make excuses for Abu Ghraib. Keep an eye on that space.  

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