A Demonstration of Leadership

In the face of danger comes the calming voice of a seasoned Commander that makes everyone understand the situation and know that the Mission will be accomplished. Just a walk in the park. We will execute our plan and we will be victorious.

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11 Responses to A Demonstration of Leadership

  1. MadBrad says:

    We are living highly consequential days. The U.S. Army is proceeding in a calm and orderly manner toward the extinction of ISIS. I do actually believe, as crazy as it sounds and that’s because it truly is crazy, I think we are going to use force to solve the problem of North Korea. The military is going to cut off the head of the Serpent and sever the nerves that would send convulsions throughout the rest of the body. I actually believe that we are going to make that move. The weapon is Mattis. I think he’s got some stuff gamed out. I think he wants to solve some problems that need solving. Somehow I actually think he’s going to make it look easy. I know. I’m insane.

  2. Dave J says:

    A couple of you guys will be glad to hear: Hired a friend of a friend to paint our house. Turns out he is a former rigger from the 82nd. Served in the 70s and early 80s. Seems a bit upset that he got out before Grenada. A good solid fellow. I might ask him if he has any interest in ridding down to Bragg with me to check out the museums.

  3. Jim22 says:

    I find the use of Custer uniforms by Generals like Votel to be silly.

    • notamobster says:

      I was thinking how silly the dress uniform looks in a Pentagon briefing room with hotel conference room backdrop. All the shiny makes it look like he’s trying too hard.

      I feel like we’re gonna use force in Korea, too, Brad. I welcome a general who knows war, loves & respects his people, and doesn’t send them to die for no reason.

      General Mattis has nothing to prove and isn’t a “light & transient causes” kind of guy.

      The North Koreans need to be dealt with.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        If Trump supports involvement in a major foreign war, he better make the case to Congress and the citizenry.

        • notamobster says:

          My position on getting approval from Congress, to go to war, will never change.

          Unless responding to an attack or imminent threat, the president needs Congressional approval to send our country to war. Full stop.

          Total war or no war is my mantra.

          I think a few limited engagements will put chubby Kim in his place.

          Technically speaking, we are still at war with North Korea, so he wouldn’t need Congressional approval to escalate, would he?

          • R.D. Walker says:

            He sure hell as should need it. We may be “technically at war” but we definitely are not “at war” and haven’t been since before Social Security aged pensioners were born.

    • sortawitte says:

      I agree, Jim. That uni smacks of pentagonish circle jerks.

      • Jim22 says:

        I find that Mattis’ use of a charcoal business suit with a rather plain necktie to be what I would expect of him: Understated but powerful. Most images I have seen of him when he was on active duty are understated as well. Plain utilities with an understated rank patch. His men love him for what he is. I wonder what Votel’s men think of him.

  4. Cold Warrior says:

    As I understand things, and I could be wrong, as I no longer subscribe to the Army Times, the Army decided to go to only two uniforms: fatigues/BDUs/whatever they call them now and what the general was wearing, which is the new “Class A”/Dress Blue uniform.

    Saves money.

    As I said, I could be completely wrong.

    When I was a cadet at the South Hudson Institute of Technology, I think we had about 21 different uniforms.

    P.S. Think about the aerial raid on an airfield in Syria. From afar. With precision guided missiles. Then think about where the Nork’s guiding lights will be gathering over the next few days. Guess who else is thinking about this: Kim Jong Fat and those who have had to kowtow to him. And the kowtow-ers might like the idea of not having to kowtow anymore.