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ROBERT M. CASSIDY, a major in the U.S. Army, is the S3 of the 4th Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). He has served as a heavy division cavalry executive officer, an assistant professor of international relations at West Point and as a cavalry troop commander in the 82nd Airborne Division. Major Cassidy is a graduate of the French Joint Defense College and has a Ph.D. in International Security from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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Authored by Major Robert M. Cassidy.
The author uses a detailed assessment of the Russian experience in Afghanistan and Chechnya to draw important conclusions about asymmetric warfare. Even in this era of asymmetry, the U.S. Army exhibits a cultural preference for the "big war" paradigm. He suggests that the U.S. military in general, including the Army, needs a cultural transformation to master the challenge of asymmetry fully