Even our most successful wars witnessed far more lethal stupidity than anything seen in Baghdad. Thousands of American dead resulted from lapses like the Confederate surprise at Shiloh, Japanese surprise attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, and the German surprise attacks in the Ardennes.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
War and US History
A great perspective piece from Victor Davis Hanson on our national successes, failures, and political silliness in times of war and conflict.