Friday, April 9, 2010
Reading Stuff I Agree With
Probably a bad habit, but Ricks has a fun post and exchange on American Generalship. The starting premise is: is Tommy Franks the worst senior Army general since the American Civil War? Since I found/find Franks to be such an amazing disaster, I like the way this is pitched. And, the answer seems to be no, we had a worse general in Korea--Ned Almond (although I am surprised MacArthur didn't come up). And Westmoreland got raked over a few coals as well. Few commenters disagreed that Franks belongs in this debate.