Thursday, October 25, 2012

November issue Atlantic Magazine

This will be of interest, as will his forthcoming book.
We give respect automatically to the senior leadership.  COL MacFarland, BDE Commander at Ramadi noted that it was the junior officers and NCOs' competence in tactical operations covered for the strategic failings of senior leaders. 
Note chapter beginning with the word, "Bizarrely" towards the end of the article.

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