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  • Do We Still Have Grants and Shermans?

    05/22/2008 3:03:45 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 72 replies · 236+ views
    Prime ^ | May 22, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Who becomes a general — and why — tells us a lot about whether our military is on the right or wrong track. The annual spring list of Army colonels promoted to brigadier generals will be shortly released. Already, rumors suggest that this year, unlike in the recent past, a number of maverick officers who have distinguished themselves fighting — and usually defeating — insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq will be chosen. For example, scholar-soldier Col. H. R. McMaster, Special Forces Col. Ken Tovo, and Col. Sean MacFarland — all of whom helped turn Sunni insurgents into allies — could,...