Re: Bombing to Win (fwd)
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 15:37:54 -0400

Sender: (Mark Bunster)
Subject: Re: Bombing to Win (fwd)

>Military statistics should always be suspect. At one point our
>intelligence section estimated we were destroying 245% of material
>shipped on the Trail. General Jones quipped, "They shure got one hell
>of a recycling program going."

This must be akin to having enough nuclear armament to destroy the world 7
times. Of course, if the Russians matched us, we'd surely need 8X. "By
God, they're AHEAD of us!"

>High tech weapons against low tech targets will not bring victory. Bottom
>ine, IMHO, the other side had greater will and more staying power
>than we had.

And sadly, the grunts in the field saw from experience what all the
intelligence and strategy people missed by not even reading a history
book--what was 20 more years of fighting for independence after having
survived 1000? When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose.

Mark Bunster * Was it an idea whose time
mbunster@saturn * had come?
Survey Research Lab * Or did it just seem
Va. Commonwealth U. * like a good idea at the time?
Richmond, VA 23284 * -Ubu