He asserts that NATO had no strategy when he took command of ISAF, which is pretty problematic. To exacerbate things, his immediate boss was German General Gerhard Back, who Hillier suggests was a micromanager:
"He told me it was his job to ensure I knew how to obey orders, and I told him that as soon as I received some intelligent ones, I would."Oh my! I am eager to get to the part of the book where he recounts his days as head of the Canadian Forces.