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Old 03-26-2019, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Legbreaker View Post
It's almost as if politicians and senior military officers had completely ignored the most basic rules of warfare for over a century!
Yeah It always brings to mind the saying "Amateurs talk strategy & tactics, professionals talk logistics". We've had plenty of politicians talk strategy & tactics however I don't believe a single one of them understood the simplest thing about logistics.
Which is a big part of the reason why I believe the Abrams was not the best choice of tank for Australia - it guzzles fuel like a man in the desert drinks water. To be clearer, the Abrams suited the strategy of the time but chosing it required that we ignore the logistics aspect - something the politicians (and the political animals in the military hierarchy) found quite easy to achieve!
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