Pith Trumps

by William Schuth in , ,


Ryan Evans for War on the Rocks:

Last Friday, I announced a contest.  Lay out the American Way of War in 25 words or less.  We will list the 15 best and the top 3 win a WOTR flask.
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Most entries were intensely pessimistic and focused on an over-reliance on technology; tenuous connections between tactics, policy and strategy; and the need for short decisive victories when such a thing may not be possible.


Some of these are terrific; "Leap before you look" might be my favorite. Some of them, like the sanguine codswallop penned by Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. (USAF ret.), are not.