Has anyone read Lewis Sorely's books on GEN Abrams? I'm curious as to a more holistic look at GEN Abrams than the discrete looks that I've seen to date.
The more that I read up on Vietnam, the more I am impressed by the man who embarked on the "one war" strategy and nearly pulled off a success for the United States. Additionally, he oversaw the creation of the modern 75th Ranger Regiment, the All Volunteer Force, and the Total Force Concept (while the last two weren't his genesis, he was part of the process of bringing the concepts to fruition).
"So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand." Thucydides 1.20.3
do'h, it really wasn't.
Excellent book. It is on the middle shelf of my far left bookcase in my home office
I want to look at it this evening but I believe there is one other point I want to bring out about Abrams but I want to check it first.
Remember that it is the Actions and not the Commission that make the Officer and that there is More expected from him than the title. – GEORGE WASHINGTON
A remarkable man, Shek ... but his main task in Vietnam after Westmoreland was sacked was to make the ARVN able to defend themselves from the NVA and it was just too difficult a project ...
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