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"It's a new phase of air power"
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Radio 4's Today programme had an interview this morning with Tom McInerney, a retired USAF general, in which the role of air power in this war was discussed. Most of this was the usual bigger-better-faster spiel about smart weapons and the like, but one statement in particular caught my ear.

In this discussion, McInerney was commenting on the interplay between ground forces and air support in the forces deployed to the Gulf, and made the statements "there's nothing like it in the history of mankind" and "it's a new phase of air power" before adding that he called this combination "blitz warfare".

I can only assume that he was off sick on the day that his classmates in the academy were taught about blitzkrieg.


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*giggles* that is pretty dumb. HE should know better.

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Unbelievable.

Btw, have prninted & p'copied the stuff for the placard & added small rpint as well ;)

I can only assume that he was off sick on the day that his classmates in the academy were taught about blitzkrieg.

He undoubtedly failed to grasp that while the German Army conquered countries, in the sense of being only army in the country, very quickly, they never entirely got rid of resistance movements in most of the places they went. Certainly, in Denmark, France, Poland, etc.

Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are, of course, doomed to repeat them, but why do the Americans have to be so stupid ?

Nicolai


A (n American) friend of mine in a Y! group was bashing his head on the keyboard over some Republican arsewipe who was throwing around (how they're going to) "Blitzkrieg" (Baghdad). His own comments on it were something along the lines of "Gosh, now let me think - who else in recent global histry used the phrase 'Blitzkrieg'..?"

So.. as you see, not all Americans...

Just, unfortunately, most of them. And certainly the ones with the influence.

Meanwhile on a related note, Herr Nick, did you know there's a Radio 4 LJ com? radio4listeners is relatively new and as such empty but I just thought I'd spread the word, having just found it myself.


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