Hey, you sound like someone who knows what he's talking about dee. And with actual practical experience to boot. Unfortunately, neither you nor anyone with similar experience qualifies to this administration, congress, or the media as an "expert".
I am a 22-year AF vet, and, while I don't have infantry experience, I DO know military tactics and planning. You are absolutely correct in your assessment of both the situation and the (lack of) response.
Thank you for your service.