Why do I not believe that our current strategy in Afghanistan is
going to work? Check out this extraordinarily complex slide showing the
military's strategy for Afghanistan:
According to one of his advisers, General Stanley McChrystal said "When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war."
Yeah... it's times like these that I ask myself: "what would Patton do?"
Given the technology, I doubt
Patton would EVER give a power point presentation. But if he did, it
would likely have only one slide, which would say: "Use the means at
hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on
the enemy in the minimum amount of time." Which do you think would be
Perhaps Gens. Petraeus, McChrystal, and their superiors should
refer to Rule #7 of Richard Marcinko's Ten Commandments of SpecWar:
"Thou shalt Keep it Simple, Stupid."