Or, to put it more precisely, he fought every war because he studied them so diligently to discover what went right and what went wrong. He boiled military strategy down to two concepts, The Sword, and the Swordsman, and probably saved more soldiers’ lives than we will ever know.
It’s a long read, but well worth the effort, as it explains in part why the American military is unsurpassed in the world. There’s a second part here, which examines the military surge in Iraq and explains why Iraq is not Vietnam.
Hat tip to Bill Whittle at Eject! Eject! Eject!, which I’ve been reading since just a while after 9/11.
January 3, 2008, 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm
Damn excellent post, I must say. Thank you, Rebecca H.
Forgive my bad manners…You also, Bill Whittle..lol.
January 3, 2008, 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm
Bill Whittle is always worth a read. Which reminds me, I must put him on the links page.
Guess I’ll need to create a “Pure Genius” Category.