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    1. Cutlass
      Cutlass
      Sure. The point one author was making in a radio interview I was listening to the other day though was that the generals weren't really being held to account for their performance. And that is a very real problem in the US service, even if it is not in the British service.
      http://www.amazon.com/The-Generals-American-Military-Command/dp/1594204047
      http://www.npr.org/2012/10/29/163185980/should-the-generals-get-fired-more-often

      Now while this applies to warfare, it also applies to everything generals (and admirals, let's not leave them out) do. As an example, there is a law on the books in the US that the commanding officers of a military posting are responsible to have the financial books of that command straightened out and balanced. They should be accounting audit ready. Well they are not. None of them.
    2. Cutlass
      Cutlass
      It's also increasingly being talked about that the failures of Iraq and Afghanistan are as much military failures as they are political failures. And that the generals are the ones responsible for that.
    3. Cutlass
      Cutlass
      :lol: I think that we do, or at least have in the recent past, if not at the moment. But just that it's overshadowed at the moment by the opposite trend.

      I don't know to what extent you've been following it, but this conversation is very much what is being talked about in the Gen Petraeus, Gen Allen scandal that's going on over here at the moment. During Vietnam the US public swung too far to blame the soldiers for what the politicians had gotten them into. There was a reaction to that that has had the soldiers really put on a pedestal above reproach in the minds of many. As a result there has been a lot of excess slack given to the soldiers, and particularly the officers, and they haven't been held accountable. Now the woman of the scandal is clearly one of those who worship the soldiers for being soldiers. And so attitudes are thrashing back and forth.
    4. Cutlass
      Cutlass
      Does the outcome of the "Support our troops?" thread dishearten you?
    5. rugbyLEAGUEfan
      rugbyLEAGUEfan
      Which, ironically is quite uncommon
    6. rugbyLEAGUEfan
      rugbyLEAGUEfan
      Appreciate you input. See "teacher sex thread" and "US prepares for civil war" where you echo my sentiments but basically make sense of my babble. Keep up the good work:goodjob:
    7. RedRalph
      RedRalph
      Any plans for some new history articles anytime soon?
    8. ParadigmShifter
      ParadigmShifter
      Welcome back!

      It's your go in IALS btw. I can resend the turn if you need it.
    9. Communisto
      Communisto
      I think perhaps that neither of us are very good at analogies :p
    10. CELTICEMPIRE
      CELTICEMPIRE
      what does Utrinque Paratus mean?
    11. ParadigmShifter
      ParadigmShifter
      Have you got the IALS save or do you want me to resend it?
    12. nishant1911
      nishant1911
      do i sound mature or like a baby? do tell me
    13. Abaddon
    14. Yared
      Yared
      Are you really 69 years old?
    15. DaemonDD
      DaemonDD
      The reason I have 0+ posts so far is that I'm only posting in the forum games-section. :)
      I joined the forum due to that as well. Thank you for your time.
    16. Eretz Yisrael
      Eretz Yisrael
      Hi, always took a liking for veterans...I mean soldiers.
    17. My Pet Hamster
      My Pet Hamster
      I prefered ur other avatar. the one w the piggy. ;D
    18. kensington888
      kensington888
      hello.just noticed ive been playing this mod and got to be able to build sas units but when i do the game crashes.
    19. Jrrd Tzu
      Jrrd Tzu
      I dig amphibious warfare as well. Cool post and about time. Although, I'm not clear what disadvantages/advantages are rolled when the defenders retort an amphibious attack. Could you help with that? I just know what badness happens to us if there is no amph. promo.
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