Echoes what I have been saying for years. Of course Bill Lind and I talk alot about the poor health of our nation, and the even worse condition of our leadership. Of course when the American people keep electing cheerleaders with the character of a criminal, what do you expect. “All for one and everyone for me, they keep crying as they take their oaths of office.”
On War #267: Running the Narrows
By William S. Lind
July 15, 2008
The war as in life, the secret to success is having a wide range of options. That was the basis of von Moltke’s approach to operational art, as opposed to the Schlieffen school’s myopic focus on one option. The list of commanders and nations whose single option failed is a long one.
Regrettably, whoever takes over as America’s President and Commander in Chief next January will face a rapidly narrowing range of options. With the fall of Communism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, America was given an almost limitless range of options. A series of bad decisions since that time have reduced that range to a paltry few, none of them particularly attractive. Running the narrows with a ship of state is a perilous enterprise.