Sunday, February 5, 2017
From Freeper and portions of which copied more or less in entirety:
"Obama’s White House worked for months on a plan to seize Raqqa. Trump’s team took a brief look and decided not to pull the trigger".
"Planning for the final assault on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s caliphate, had been grinding on for more than seven months. There had been dozens of meetings of President Barack Obama’s top national security team, scores of draft battle plans and hundreds of hours of anguished, late-night debates".
"There were no good options, but Obama’s top foreign policy advisers were convinced that they had finally settled on an approach that could work — arming Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, current and former U.S. officials said. There was just one problem: The Obama team had deliberated for so long that there was little time left to pull the trigger. Trump’s advisers had also sent word that they wanted to make the decision."
And within context:
"A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow" - - G.S. Patton and others before him.
Others to include the famous Russian, Alexander Suvorov. The man that could have perhaps beaten Napoleon.
AND AS FOR THE WHY!
"A good solution now ('Attack with what comes up, with what God sends') is better than a perfect solution tomorrow (or even an hour from now). Suvorov's approach looks slipshod and reckless- 'Attack with whatever arrives'- but suppose a cavalry company charges an enemy infantry regiment that is still in its camps, eating breakfast with its arms stacked. The company might well scatter the soldiers, destroy their camp, and put the regiment out of action. Now suppose one waits an hour for an entire cavalry brigade to arrive, to 'do the job right' (or a perfect job). Sounds good- but by now the enemy regiment has had time to form itself into a square. Now a brigade cannot do what a company could have done an hour ago. This, I think, is what Suvorov meant- and his officers and enlisted soldiers understood his principles."
ETERNAL WARFARE THE PRINCIPLES REMAIN THE SAME? THE JOINT CHIEFS COULD HAVE TAKEN A LESSON FROM SUVOROV?