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I was more commenting on the previously posted notions that you don’t need to train drone operators, as an example.The reality is we are pretty shitty at planning for anything.
Primary lesson of Afghanistan - No one predicted that we be engaged in a intense conflict in Central Asia for a decade and taking causalities during it. Had you announced this prediction in 2000, you be laughed out of the room by the "Experts".
Primary lesson of Ukraine - Many of the "Experts" claimed that large scale peer to peer conflicts where a thing of the past and would not take place again.
Primary lesson from the above - The "Experts" are generally wrong more often than right, you don't get to pick the wars we learn from or the ones you are thrust into. Canada is likley to be an expeditionary army for at least the rest of this century and faces the possibility of being engaged anywhere in the world, at any level of engagement, from humanitarian to peer to peer operations, so prepare, plan, train and equip for all of them.