Saturday, November 23, 2013
The uses of force: Two difficult wars offer compelling lessons
Nice play on the old adage by Mr. Shapiro of amateurs talk tactics and professionals talk logistics.
Capacity is important of course but capacity without strategy is like the adage that Sun Tzu never said but is commonly attributed to him: "tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." We can have all the capacity in the world but if we do not have effective policies and strategy it will do us little good.
But I do agree that the military must but cut but not to the quick.
http://www.economist.com/news/Nov 23rd 2013 |From the print edition
special-report/21590103-two- difficult-wars-offer- compelling-lessons-uses-force
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