“Americans tend to forget that people, not machines, win wars”
The war in Afghanistan has become a testing ground for innovations, says Wheeler, a director of the Center for Defense Information’s Straus Military Reform Project. Wars, he noted, are typically used as a laboratory for figuring out what works and what doesn’t.
“But machines don’t win wars – people win them,” Wheeler added. “They use their minds and their moral strength to do that, and Americans tend to forget about that.”