The Boom was fought to a draw in Korea, lost (by treason) in Vietnam, defeated outright in Somalia, failed in Libya, Iraq and Syria and is withdrawing under fire in Afghanistan.
As Napoleon said, "The morale is to the material as three to one."
Pretty toys and nice sound effects, though.Posted by bob sykes at March 3, 2015 4:04 AM
what Bob said
the bright sparkly noisy toyz are in decline, and other players are now getting them
they will be effective here, against the peasantry, so there's thatPosted by OhioDude at March 3, 2015 7:48 AM
from Bill Buppert at this mornings' ZeroGov ...
he comments on the 'bright noisy toyz' approach
very good read ....
Part of this miasma is the strategic deficit disorder that has stymied American and Western supremacy since the collapse of the bipolar world meme in 1991. This, of course, is shifting again as an eerily familiar bloc of antagonist nations is forming around a renewed Sino-Russian rapprochement and other countries uneasy with the military bullying and blustering of the American state. COL John Boyd, the discoverer of the OODA Loop and one of the most brilliant minds in Western strategic thought, distilled strategy down to two distinct arenas from whence everything else portends: alliance and isolation.
The US, and to a lesser extent NATO nations, has used a keen technological edge as a substitute for martial mindfulness and elegance of craft in both conventional and irregular encounters.Posted by OhioDude at March 3, 2015 8:08 AM
Nicely stated, Ohio. Bob, your spellcheck obviously got the better of you. "Morale" is that quality of attitude, something which is low among our troops today. What Napoleon said was the word "moral."
Please let me expand on that. Clausewitz spoke of the importance of the moral in war. He meant all the shit including and above the heart. He talked about intellectual presence, in battle and in the mind of the general. Also, the reasonable will to fight.
The moral is to material (sic) three to one. I like the way Reagan quotes Churchill when he said (copied)
Winston Churchill said, "The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits—not animals." And he said, "There's something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."Posted by Casey Klahn at March 3, 2015 9:11 AM
Let the bodies hit the floorPosted by Scott M at March 3, 2015 1:05 PM
It's all one big video game isn't it?
Try to stay outta the way.
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