The Best Defense

The Best Defense

NDU: An investigation, MPs at the door, sudden leave and command climate Qs

 

You may remember that we've discussed troubles at the National Defense University before, and especially those involving its president, Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin. Here is a hair-raising update from an insider:

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The eternal BS of higher headquarters: An example from German pilots in 1940

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This post originally appeared on November 26, 2013.

One of the eternals of combat is that frontline fighters will always feel betrayed by the BS being peddled by top leaders. I thought of this when I read that during the summer of 1940, the German leaders kept saying that the Royal Air Force was on the verge of collapse. It didn't feel that way to Luftwaffe pilots, who supposedly would radio each other sarcastically as they crossed the British coast, "Here they come again, the last fifty British fighters."

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Bad stuff in Iraq

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on November 20, 2013.

Mayor of Fallujah shot and killed. Scores killed in bombings. This used to be big news but we have moved on. Funny how we can do that. And people ask why the Iraqis aren't more grateful.

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