Saturday, January 06, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Each division commander has his own perspective on his unit's mission and the best way to accomplish that mission. Think of a continuum of options. At one end is winning the hearts and minds (think: building schools, drilling wells, and keeping the electricity on). At the other is killing bad guys and breaking their support system. In between, there are a lot of operational choices, often driven by how a unit percieves the enemy and the operational environment. That is where those differences in perspective arise.
Military blogger sine pare Phil Carter, who as an Army Reservist was called to active duty and spent a year in the big sand box not too long ago, noticed an unnamed army officer taking some cheap shots at the way Phil's unit approached its mission. Phil has a few choice words to say, both about the unnamed officer, and about the army's rotational concept in general.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Well, on second thought, maybe it would be safer to just impeach The Chimp and Dead-Eye Dick and end our long national nightmare again.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Thanks to DD -- still a great friend more than 40 years after.