In a report prepared for Canadian High Command after the raid, Roberts stated, “Plans were not flexible. All but one BN were put in in [sic] the initial assault.” The mission depended on the success of every phase of the raid in order for the frontal assault on the beach to be successful. There could be no deviation from the plan. During the assault onto the eastern headlands at Puys, Roberts demonstrated his inability to use mission orders. The assault had called for either heavy bombardment, or the cover of darkness in order to achieve success.
According to the narrator, “When it occurs to a man that nature does not regard him as important” (Sec 6); this quote shows nature does not give any importance to people. The men cannot say anything about the next move of nature. When one man asks the captain if they will make it, but the captain said it depends on the wind. This makes them feel weak and insignificant. As narrator says, “He at first wishes to throw bricks at the temple, and he hates deeply the fact that there are no bricks and no temples."
Before Beowulf’s fight with Grendel, he decided not to use a sword. His men told him that it is dangerous, but he decided to not listen to them . “Beowulf shrugged.’My sword? Oh, I left it in the sun somewhere. I need no sword.’.....’Does Grendel use a sword?’ demanded Beowulf.”p.33-34.
CJTF Mountain never received the grid locations of the reconnaissance observation post prior too, or during the mission (Kugler, Baranick, & Binnendijk, 2009). Not knowing coalition force positions were detrimental to the success of the operation because Black SOF reconnaissance teams were in the same location as many preplanned CAS strike targets. The TOC did not have full situational awareness of the battlefield and this disrupted air strike missions, causing many preplanned CAS missions not to be fired. It is a customary practice to relay and mark friendly positions on the battlefield to minimize fratricide and to clear the ground of friendly forces before fire
The first confusion halted the initial bombing of key targets and points. Special Operations Forces were too close to enemy targets and called the bombings off (Lyle, 2009). Aircraft were not available at the beginning to assist Task Force Dagger to get to “The Finger” due to only one aircraft in the area helping the Army Soldiers in the valley. MG Hagenbeck did not have the same priorities for AC-130 assets as the Black Special Operations Force units (Fleri, Howard, Hukill, & Searle, 2003). These Black Special Operations Force units were under the command of MG Dell Dailey.
The analysis of the situation would be the following: something that is considered to be a distraction for a soldier cannot be any kind of motivation whatsoever. In case of Henry Dobbins later on in the novel author mentions that pantyhose of Henry are actually a superstition of some kind. It gives the soldier invincibility in the battle zone. Dobbins’s girlfriend actually left him while he was in war so this could not be a motivation for him either. Women are not mentioned because of motivation in this novel by any
Upon enemy contact SNC froze and did not establish fire superiority prior to begin closing with the enemy. After neutralizing the enemy, SNC reverted back to using hand and arm signals rather than using voice commands which added nothing to the tactical situation and created confusion amongst the fire team. SNC assaulted through the objective,
The U.S. refused put the liberating of the concentration and death camps in the forefront of their priorities and instead refused to help at all. When the War Refugee Board asked the Secretary of War to help the camps by bombing the gas chambers, crematoria or even the railway to the camps, the U.S. came up with an excuse that “such [a] doubtful efficacy would not warrant the use of our resources”. The U.S. did not help not because they didn’t have the resources but because they didn’t get any gain from trying to save thousands of lives. The Holocaust is considered one of the worst mass crimes in human history. The U.S. should have done so much more in an effort to try and stop the atrocities that where happening and yet they did not.