Other generals and commanders were in essence, highly careless and lacked the proper understanding of the situations that they were likely to have been placed or made the wrong decisions. So, after seeing through the evidence, an answer can be provided to the question, “Were honourable soldiers, led by incompetent leaders? The answer is that there were both types of commanders, competent and incompetent. It would be unjust to label one or the other as the one and only answer as it would do injustice to the opposing group. Truly the blame of incompetence should not be put on all the generals but only those who are incompetent enough to deserve
Cmdr. Joseph Rochefort and the U.S.’s overall superior strategies of Nimitz and Fletcher was the true reason for why the U.S.’s seemingly impossible victory became possible. The two key themes that I will focus analysis on is the failures in the Japanese strategic planning and execution at Midway and U.S. determination and resilience to keep pushing on even after things, especially with USS carriers leading up to and during the actual war was falling apart. Symonds begins to argue his case by dissecting Japan’s plans for conquest and domination in the Pacific. He starts with looking at the Japanese failure by several of their military philosophies.
This gear, and their morale is crucial to mission success, so even though they were tired why was Lieutenant Cross allowing them do dispose of their gear, what if they were caught off gaurd and really needed the grenades and claymores that they blew up just to make their load lighter? This is the realization that Lieutenent Cross is coming to when he means that he will perform his duties firmly
The first reason being the pressure from Eisenhower’s superior in the United States to coordinate and send off a team of highly trained paratroopers. “Then, Montgomery had long been advising Eisenhower on the folly of a broad-front strategy, for that many military leaders in history had lost their hard-earned initiative by failing to concentrate their forces. This would allow Montgomery to launch his assault on the industrial heartland of Germany and end the war by Christmas.” (Greenarce 284) General Dwight D Eisenhower was the commander of the operation which would take over the land campaign from
The enemy fired first salvo against Narwhal but missed and she (the Narwhal) returned the fire. The enemy ship was hit, exploded, caught on fire and sunk. There was no known survivor. Narwhal submerged and continued her course to Butuan Bay running at 2 knots; slipping through the narrow passage of Surigao
True Heroism and Self Sacrifice An Analysis of leadership of Lieutenant Michael Murphy during Operation Redwing by: Second Lieutenant Logan Dean Scallen Small acts of heroism are common in wars, especially in the United States Military. Our dedication to each other during battle and the ferocity of which we fight leads to many heroic stories of soldiers risking everything during battle. However true acts of heroism and dedication embody the attributes and competencies of the US Army and show true leadership in the face of unfathomable odds. A perfect example of this is the actions of Lieutenant Michael P Murphy, a Navy Seal SDV team commander during Operation Redwing on the slopes of Sawtalo Sar Mountain. Operation Redwing
This therefore reinforce the madness of the scene and of the war by outlining the immorality going on as the american soldiers going to the war are portrayed as both heroic but also lacking morality to justificate their act. This lack of morality is furthermore emphasized by Coppola’s choice of the reason of the bombing as Colonel Kilgore set the attack with the aim to find a surfing position . The dropping of napalm to create a surfing wave relates to the absurdity of modern warfare. However , Coppola did focus on the horror of the war coming from both sides which is outlined as a panicked soldier is shown being terrified by the sight of a wounded american.Coppola therefore also focussed on the horror resented by the American experiencing the
Then, sending out a flanking party whose fire temporarily confused the enemy, he led his men in a charge against the attackers. Once again he ran a distance of thirty yards into the face of hostile fire shouting to attract enemy fire to him and giving his charging men the opportunity to advance with a minimum of risk. Inspired by his fearlessness, his men completely routed the enemy, and during the action captured 34 prisoners. By his fearlessness and skillful leadership, Sergeant Tsuneo Takemoto won the respect and confidence of his
2. Purpose: To provide my Safety Philosophy to all leaders and members of the PRARNG Professional Education Center (201st Regiment, Language Center and Youth Programs). The spirit of this command Safety Philosophy is emphasize the role Safety plays for me, as your Commander, in relation toward safeguarding our most precious and valuable assets our Soldiers, Families and Civilians. My Safety Philosophy is simple: to ensure that the safety, health, and well-being of our most precious assets are always top priority and are everyone’s responsibility within this command. 3.
Within minutes she sinks to the bottom taking 1,300 lives with her” (EyeWitness to History). The attack only lasted an hour, but the families of 2,340 military personnel and 48 civilians (NPS) were changed forever. In response to the brutality, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, delivers his “Pearl Harbor Speech” claiming that Japan is the enemy of America. He strengthens his argument by harnessing the uses of diction, anaphora, and pathos. Roosevelt’s purpose is to convince Congress to declare war against Japan in order to defend the American people and their homes.