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Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-06-30 10:31||
#2 I am not by any means a scholar of warfare but sometimes I think we intellectualize and over-think what winning a war means. We get muddled in our concepts as the result and get bogged down in wars for years. Some of what I read in the article mixes Japanese production methods (Kaizen) with warfare. It begins to sound a lot like part of a Power Point presentation. I wonder what Patton would say to such things. I realize Patton was a "big war" general. One of his quotes was: "May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."
Posted by JohnQC 2012-06-30 15:33||
#3 The best way to win is to make them die in droves and don't stop until they come crawling on their hands and knees to the table to surrender. Anything else just prolongs the war and allows them to accept the idea of a few more and a few more dying.
Posted by gorb 2012-06-30 17:18||
#4 War is ugly. It should be ugly. The more rules we adopt trying to make it less ugly, the more war we'll get. Don't try to pretty it up. Accept that's it's ugly. Then when you go to war you will really mean it, and you'll do what it takes to win and be done with it.
Posted by Iblis 2012-06-30 18:19||