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A Look at Generalship, Iraq, and Viet Nam

An interesting post at Small Wars Journal blog that links to an interview by LTC John Nagl and LTC Paul Yingling, both active duty Army.

I took a look at the Armed Forces Journal article by Yingling. Rather stunning that a LTC would have the balls to call out all of the General Officers in the Armed Forces, so bravo just for that. But also he seems to have similar idea, just from a different angle, as MAJ Donal E. Vandergriff. You can take a look at some of his work here. MAJ Vandergriff takes a very hard look at our personnel management system within the Armed Forces and displays, I feel quite well, how systematically broken it is.

Like Col Boyd said, “People fight wars, not machines.” Vandergriff gives us a way to get the right peole in the right place at the right time to fight those wars. Yingling is saying the same thing, just with respect to generalship. Both very insightful individuals.

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February 15, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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