The Myth Of Decisive Battle Wars Are Won By Defense And Attrition, Not The All-Out Clashes That So Often Tempt Generals.
The Myth Of Decisive Battle Wars Are Won By Defense And Attrition, Not The All-Out Clashes That So Often Tempt Generals. Ian F.W. Beckett reviews “The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost” by Cathal J. Nolan. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-myth-of-decisive-battle-1487961183?tesla=y Tanks from the ‘Wild Bunch’ company of Task Force 1-64 Armor […]
Mattis’s Pyrrhic Personnel War The defense secretary clashes with the White House about staffing the Pentagon. https://www.wsj.com/articles/mattiss-pyrrhic-personnel-war-1487894275 The defense secretary at a press conference in Baghdad, Feb. 20. PHOTO: ZUMA PRESS By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Updated Feb. 23, 2017 7:20 p.m. ET 203 COMMENTS Every military tactician fears the Pyrrhic victory-winning a battle but losing the war. Defense […]
Mattis Takes On The Pentagon Bureaucracy BY KATHERINE MCINTIRE PETERSDEPUTY EDITOR ,GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley AA Font size + Print Defense Secretary Jim Mattis exchanges greetings with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, upon arriving at the Pentagon for his first […]
Thanks to Dave Maxwell for sending. Also worth re-reading is HR’s 2014 Veteran’s Day Speech at Georgetown here: http://blogs.cfr.org/davidson/2014/11/18/the-warrior-ethos-at-risk-h-r-mcmasters-remarkable-veterans-day-speech/ ICYMI: Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of Warfare: The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum by H. R. McMaster Journal Article | February 20, 2017 – 4:11pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/icymi-discussing-the-continuities-of-war-and-the-future-of-warfare-the-defense-entrepreneur Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of […]
Courage by Keith Nightingale SWJ Blog Post | February 19, 2017 – 12:31am http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/courage Courage Keith Nightingale Burning buildings. Criminals and gunfire. Common definitions. Climbing upstairs at WTC when all others are going down. A common image. Infantry is uncommon. It defines courage in terms common to them but different for those not there. Daily […]
The Tragedy Of James Mattis By Thomas E. Ricks, foreignpolicy.com View Original February 17th, 2017 Defense Secretary James Mattis has immersed himself in the thinking of the Roman philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius. It is his misfortune that he has wound up in the service not of someone like that meditative Stoic, but instead for someone who resembles Marcus Aurelius’s woebegone […]