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December 02, 2016

General James Mattis email on being 'too busy to read'

"Ultimately, a real understanding of history means that we face NOTHING new under the sun.

"For all the '4th Generation of War' intellectuals running around today saying that the nature of war has fundamentally changed, the tactics are wholly new, etc, I must respectfully say … 'Not really': Alex the Great would not be in the least bit perplexed by the enemy that we face right now in Iraq, and our leaders going into this fight do their troops a disservice by not studying (studying, vice just reading) the men who have gone before us."

Christmas come early: "Let me tell you a Jim Mattis story."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 2, 2016 05:58 PM