THEORY VS. PRACTICEThe Small Wars Council
is one of my favorite discussion boards to peruse and read. Generally, as the board is primarily intended for former and current military personnel, I don't comment there as frequently as I have in the past on history sites like HNN
but I add my two cents now and again.
One of those exceptions is a thread I began called "Theory vs. Practice
". The feedback and comments so far have been stellar as experienced veterans (including Sonny
) discuss the impact, or lack thereof, of strategic theories on the reality of making war.Hat tip
to the esteemed Younghusband
and the irascible J. Smith
, a frequent commenter at Federalist X's
excellent blog Amendment Nine
- both of whom inspired me to start the thread.