My elder cousin, BG John C. “Doc” Bahnsen, Jr. (ret.), is one of the Vietnam War’s most decorated combat officers—Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star (5), Distinguished Flying Cross (4), Legion of Merit (3), Bronze Star (4), Air Medal (51) and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.
A USMA classmate of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and 2016 recipient of West Point’s Distinguished Graduate Award, my cousin sent the following message in early 2017 to his family e-group recommending an article titled The U.S. Military’s Dangerous Embedded Assumptions :
All should read this article.
Our nation is not ready to go to war.This is a fair assessment of where we are today.Fight fiercely,Another sobering article about the weakened state of combat readiness was written by Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons (ret.), former Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet and former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations. In The Need for Accountability , Adm. Lyons described the tremendous […]
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