Flask & Purpose discusses great Generals and the speeches they gave upon leaving.
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Not many people know the creator of the .50 cal sniper rifle was originally a professional photographer who was inspired while taking photos of an M2 Browning.
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The SCAR rifle is loved by special ops. But it's still not going to replace the M4 for everyone.
1. The Wehrmacht was the best at it and their military excellence relied on it.
The idea of Mission Command was explicit in German doctrine in the Second World War. However, it is not true that the Wehrmacht always implemented it at every level.
Yesterday the New York Times Book Review ran my new survey of books about military history. Here are some highlights:
An unclassified 1,300-page “unvarnished history” of the Iraq War is at the center of a heated debate among Army leaders and historians over who gets credit for what, according to the Wall Street Journal.