10. Americans: MG Fredendall’s verbal orders were often vague and imprecise. (While a quote was an attempt at OPSEC over the phone, it was simply too unorthodox to be considered a proper movement order for an entire brigade sized element. Other examples also exist of Fredendall’s imprecise manner such as: “Go get ‘em at once….Go smash ‘em” and: “Everything is rosy”, the troops “went to town”).
Churchill expected major-general John Lucas, in charge of the campaign, to take advantage of the surprise factor and strike an attack that would cut off the supply route to Cassino. But the latter decided against it and followed US commanding officer Mark Clark’s advice to dig artillery positions to secure the bridgehead. This delay would allow the Germans to prepare an opposition force. Even though there had been some errors they only influenced single operations of the conflict and therefore, did not have as great an effect on the length of the campaign as the strength of German
Without operational art war would be a set of disconnected engagements with relative attrition the only measure of success or failure." (Joint Publication 1). When the United States deviated from using doctrine customarily used in campaigns, it proved to be a problem, but the
First, it was unimaginable for others to circle the globe at his time. Then, his ships are unseaworthy and his crews are hodgepodge and could not communicate in the same tongue. In this difficult situation Magellan finished his trip and in the long list of history it is difficult to find another figure whose heroism matches Magellan’s. I think this proposal is quibbling and ridiculous. This proposal implies that the difficulties Magellan went through are the reason why he should be considered as a hero.
It wasn’t until the battle for Washington at Bladensburg that they received any serious damage by the Americans. During the battle, the Americans had the advantage of numbers having around 6,000 men while the British Army had around 4,500 (82). The British were outnumbered by the Americans, but the British were also veterans with more experience, while most of the Americans were inexperienced and untrained (84). Another advantage for the British was the ineffectiveness of the American’s defense strategy, which had many weaknesses. The American’s defense was made of three lines that were widely separated, so they could not give each other support, and were easily susceptible to being outmaneuvered by the British (83).
However, examples within the literary narrative of the Odyssey leaves the discussion open with regards to his leadership. Thus, the question of leadership supersedes the topic of Arete. Was Odysseus the ideal leader or did he portray undesirable leadership tendencies? The examples that will presented will illustrate that Odysseus hubris, risk taking prowess, and at times unwillingness to follow instructions often placed his crew in danger as he journeyed Ithaca.
However, the most important reason is the Germany’s lack of strong allies isolating them and having significantly less military power compared to the Allies. Secondly, the Naval blockade brought homeland Germany to its knees as it restricted food stuff and economic growth. It is less important than the first, if the Central Powers were stronger and were better organized, they could have outlasted the Blockade and won the war. Lastly, the Eastern front consumed much more resources than necessary that could have otherwise been used to win the war in the West but is less important as the weak alliance was a pre-existing condition and the Naval Blockade had a negative effect of the Eastern Front. Ultimately, Central Power defeat was a mixture of their weakness and Allied
Trinh 1 Frank Trinh Ms. Gist English IV ¬ 3rd Period 5 March 2018 Pride and Ambition: What a Mistake! Ambition is among the most creative and the strongest driven forces in the state of human psychology, and the reason how or why things get done. It is also one of the most dangerous drive ¬¬ the drive to get the last slice of pizza, or the entire box to yourself. If one has no pride, no ambition, no sense of self-importance, he/ she is relatively immune to it.
They wouldn’t be considered just heroes because they were not admired or idealized for doing good things or having noble qualities. Neither Macbeth nor Okonkwo did noble deeds; they both were filled with eagerness and longed for power over others. The time period and culture difference between Macbeth and Things Fall Apart makes their connection of human failings all throughout time and in everything undeniable. Macbeth and Okonkwo both had ambitious, prideful, and eager characteristics that no matter the reasoning caused their own
The aim of integrating joint functions is creating synergy by arranging forces and their actions to support a unified purpose. Joint functions are reinforcing and complementary and their integration is essential to mission accomplishment. The integration of capabilities during the Sicily Campaign emerged more out of necessity rather than deliberate planning. The Allies failed to integrate their capabilities in a manner that would provide a timely and decisive victory in Sicily. Parochial attitudes enabled by the communal leadership atmosphere and the lack of a single authority capable of forcing cooperation naturally undermined the integration of joint functions in a manner that would quickly overwhelm the enemy.
Richelson, was far and few between due to the classified nature of their actions. What is described is what they were able to accomplish in such a short time, and the command that had allowed for such an effective beginning and subsequently fruitful future that gave the ISA the reputation as rivaling the CIA. (Richelson 1999, 168-169) During the review of Operation Snowbird, was the deficiency of the intelligence provided. (Richelson 1999, 168-169) Traditionally in the past from the beginning of the OSS, covert action and intelligence collection had fallen up to the group which then transitioned to the Central Intelligence Agency after WWII.
Willbanks references Ronnie Ford’s, Tet 1968: Understanding the Surprise, argument that the bureaucratic infighting over order-of-battle issues among the American intelligence agencies led to the lack of coordination and information sharing, impending both the synthesis of all the intelligence that was available and the ability to predict when and where the offensive might come. As Ford states, “The substantive disagreements and bureaucratic infighting that were to follow in Washington and in Saigon over enemy strength would preclude the fusion of intelligence necessary to prevent the surprise of the 1968 Tet Offensive.” U.S. intelligence analysts failed to understand their adversary because they focused on only two aspects of their opponent’s
This affirmative action has worked to great effect, creating a more racially-just and diverse society than otherwise would have been the case. “Many view Affirmative Action as an expensive exercise that violates principles of merit of equal opportunity and that, in any event, has not achieved its original goals as enunciated by President Johnson in 1965. Further, there is no agreement or clarity about what, if anything should be put in its place” (Katznelson, n.d). The almost exclusively white-targeted nature of the extensive federal legislation before 1965 has largely been ignored by policy critics, just as it was ignored by Lyndon Johnson.