The Paths to War
The United States Stands Ready for Any Type of War
1. The U.S. military stays ready because it understands that while the world is full of ongoing situations in which it remains involved, it must be prepared for any acts of war against the United States that come "out of the blue."
2. U.S. forces believe in constant training, both to facilitate their command of their complex war-making system and to deal with a wide variety of circumstances.
3. Because the United States must move forces long distances to fight, it does extensive contingency planning to conquer the time and distance factors.