"Much of modern military tactics is geared toward maneuvering the enemy into a position where they can essentially be massacred from safety. It sounds dishonorable only if you imagine that modern war is about honor; it's not. It's about winning, which means killing the enemy on the most unequal terms possible. Anything less results in the loss of more of your own men." -- War by Sebastian Junger, 2010, quoted in a review by Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today, 11 May 2010, p. 3D.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Praxis: Strategy and tactics in one paragraph -- "Killing the enemy on the most unequal terms possible."
Read this in the hospital while awaiting my HBO "dive" today. It says it all. Especially if you keep in mind that it is the tyrant's offensive war makers and war planners who are the most morally justifiable of all possible retaliatory targets. As Junger says, after they open the ball, kill THEM "on the most unequal terms possible."