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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Jul 2018 5:04 p.m. PST

50% of you agree – TMP link – that generals today lack the opportunity for greatness.

RudyNelson09 Jul 2018 7:23 p.m. PST

Well that is a matter of personal opinion and age.
My son who is in his 30s regards a number of modern Generals as great. He is part of a group f teachers working on administration degrees or ‘add ons' Who go around and interviews retired Generals, Colonels and Command Sgt-majors. They collect insights of aspects such as motivation and presence.
They also collect books on them as well.
So they considered a number as very accomplished.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 7:57 p.m. PST

I agree with Rudy's comments wholeheartedly.

28mm Fanatik09 Jul 2018 9:24 p.m. PST

Depends on your criteria for "greatness." We'll never see great generals the likes of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar or Napoleon again. We won't even see another George Washington or Robert E. Lee for that matter.

Great generals are forged from wars of conquest and empire building, not fighting asymmetric insurgency wars where there is no clear victor like we see today.

foxweasel09 Jul 2018 11:43 p.m. PST

Exactly, no great wars = no great Generals.

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