Friday, October 08, 2004
Iraq is not like Vietnam, it's Guadalcanal
Tremendously well argued article here about what the current "Global War on Terror" is truly analagous to. Read this! It's written by an Army Colonel, who has served as a counter terrorism staff officer for the Army in Europe. His experience, as well as career in the service makes this credible. Gaudalcanal is a memory in the history books for most of us, but there are some survivors of that opening land/sea/air battle in the desperate days of 1942, when we took the battle to the empire that had attacked us. It's a great history lesson in what our US Marines did to hang on against a fanatical enemy.