McMaster at Fort Benning was a pleasant surprise indeed. All of the Army's infantrymen have trained there after Vietnam. Benning also has the Airborne, Ranger and Officer Candidate Schools.
OpEds like this is why I still check the NY Times.
posted on 07/21/2013 11:39:06 PM PDT
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posted on 07/22/2013 12:19:43 AM PDT
(Register pressure cookers! /s)
The object of war used to be victory over an opponent. They gave up the fight because there was no alternative. How many wars have been fought by the U.S. since Korea (1950-1953) where there was a clear cut victory? None that I remember. The politicians will not allow it and best efforts of our military are sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.
I remember the diplomatic struggle with Turkey to bring the heavy 3rd (?) Army into Iraq before hostilities commenced in March 2003. Colin Powell could never get it done, so they launched without what would seem to be a major part of the pre-campaign strategy. I don’t know why he discounts that fact in his critique.
posted on 07/22/2013 4:09:51 AM PDT
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