The Navy had an aircraft carrier turn around and was not a part of the initial operation (Fleri, Howard, Hukill, & Searle, 2003). If the Navy had been a part of the initial joint planning process, there would have been adequate air support from several enemy avenues of approach. Assumptions Based off of the intelligence, there were several assumptions that were believed going into the operation. These assumptions were based off prior battles at Tora Bora and the assumed success of the past missions carried over into the joint planning process of Operation Anaconda. These assumptions proved to be inaccurate and unreliable and cost friend forces lives during the initial phase of the battle.
“Security guards with minimal training cannot be expected to exercise discretion in critical matters. They are told exactly what or what not to do. The result is that screaming children are being felt up by strangers and the sick and elderly are publicly humiliated.” (Cox) In other words, because of the low hiring standards and lack of effective training, TSA agents are put in a position where they have to respond in a certain way without using any discursion at all. Cox continues to say, “Currently, most training of TSA officers is conducted through online applications of standardized instruction. While such training may be adequate to communicate rule-based procedures to security guards, it is inadequate to teach the more finely nuanced
Despite Creon’s past successful leadership, it often appeared as though Creon’s common choice of decisions and following threats led to his loss as his actions caused his people enough fear to want to either escape his rule. Such examples are seen with the guard who says “you won’t see me coming here again.”(Sophocles, 286) which clearly showed his loss of loyalty to Creon after he and the other guards had been threatened under false accusations, or Antigone whose main purpose in the story was to cause to incite conflict by defying Creon’s laws. The worst example of his ignorance to other’s opinions was when Creon’s own son Haemon one of the few people who would be in his favor, enraged Creon into a blind fury simply by stating that he disagreed with his choice in “No, not when I see you making a mistake and being unjust” (Sophocles,847/848). Unfortunately for all involved, no matter their intentions or actions, it always seems as though Creon’s judgements were precisely incorrect and poorly
If he had an idea, he would put it forward before even thinking it through. This is one of the reasons that the Germans did not have constant success in WW2. He was inexperienced and was not all knowledgeable in military planning. He did not accept any thought out plans, or serious effort. When the war was near it’s end, he commanded that no battalion move without his permission, and demanded long reports on the loss of his soldiers and artillery.
Another scenario of cowardice shown through dialogue was when Henry was complaining about always losing battles and blaming it on his generals. Henry explains how he does not see any sense in “fighting and fighting and fighting yet always losing through some derned old lunkhead of a general” (Crane 126). Instead of staying strong and trying to find ways to make things
However, in the first story, “Enemies,” the complete lack of an attempt by Jensen and Strunk to resolve their conflict using peaceful and healthy conversation, or even going to a superior, demonstrates that normal social contracts have begun to break down. Instead they get into a fist fight over it, and Jensen breaks Strunk’s nose. It is obvious that O’Brien is showing us how the desperation of war dismantles social codes and norms. Jensen’s assumption that Strunk will try to enact a sort of eye-for-an-eye revenge, is a complete breakdown of most social codes. It drives him utterly insane and causes him to break his own nose in front of Strunk to try to make things “even.” Unbenounced to Jensen, Strunk just assumes that
Since viewers’ minds are not occupied with working out the details of the complicated plot, which they already know, they must consider what their own reaction would be in a similar situation. Charles Barr says, “Most critics are hard on Scottie for being, as Truffaut put it, a ‘maniac.’ He is indeed frightening both in his insistence on making Judy over (‘It can’t matter to you’), and, after the necklace scene, in his controlled and sustained vindictiveness. But, to state the obvious, he has a lot to be vindictive about, in view of what he has discovered about the plot in which he was both a tool and victim, and in which Judy was an accomplice” (98). This passage is particularly insightful because it sheds light on the fact that Scottie is more relatable of a character than many people would like to believe. His entire
Colonel Graff is a prominent manipulator of Ender. He continually isolates Ender and makes sure that he knows he is different. This changes Ender’s demeanor and his outlook on the situation. Ender is persistently worried about whether he is good enough, even Major Anderson sees this. The dilemma on whether this is all morally right has come up numerous times.
ominique Roan ENGWR 300 Shapiro 12-1-15 Was Operation Market Garden Necessary? Operation Market Garden failed because of the inability to come up with a strategy that both Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery, General Omar Bradley, commander of the 12th Army Group in the Allied center, senior commander George S. Patton, and supreme commander Eisenhower agreed upon. (Hickman) The operation was destined for failure because of the lack of men, the inability to transport equipment, and not being able to utilize communication. A famous writer named Stephen Ambrose wrote a biography on Eisenhower, and he found out the true reason why the supreme commander Eisenhower made the decision to carry out the Market Garden campaign. Not supplying enough
The soldiers in Platoon were divided between a staff sergeant and a sergeant who clearly had different views on the war. Eventually some soldiers turned on each other and ended up dead. Officers, non-commissioned officers and enlisted all treated each other badly, did not work as a team and was not prepared for what was to come. The enemy which is North Vietnam soldiers were rarely seen and not heard from. In We Were Soldiers, soldiers were portrayed as the typical American good boy soldier.