Really Senior Member
One thing I know for certain is this: long after we're in the ground people will be arguing this one. Take it as a learning experience. My own thought is to learn the lesson and look forward.
On the old list, one guy said he could draw a straight line from LBH to Ia Drang. I can see his point but the actual tactical and strategic lessons are still open to interpretation. What is the lesson - never walk into an ambush laid by superior forces? Listen to your scouts, respect the intel? Don't put your enemy into a position where he has no choice but fight to the death?
Take your pick.
It would be nice if we could find something, say something that would save the lives of young soldiers and marines today and tomorrow.
05-04-2009 09:50 PM
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