Sunday, August 05, 2012

Holding the line at Pusan

A short, fat, heavy drinker with a pugnacious scowl that led his troops to call him "Bulldog," Lieutenant General Walton H. Walker would not pass muster in today's appearance-conscious U.S. Army. Yet in 1950, his skill as a combat commander enabled him to win one of the most brilliantly fought defensive battles in all of military history.

1 comment:

Arelcao Akleos said...

Todays generals are all "vetted" by getting a year at Harvard or Georgetown to properly understand the nuance and sophistication of withdrawal or inverse territorial adjustments. If they're not being given deep immersion on the Pepean Party Line.
We are developing the perfect officer corps to Manage the Defeat.