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" Many of my generation, the career captains, majors, and lieutenant colonels seasoned in that war, vowed that when our turn came to call the shots, we would not quietly acquiesce in halfhearted warfare for half-baked reasons that the American people could... "
U.S. Policy on Iraq: Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services, United ... - Стр. 129
авторы: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services, United States - 2003 - Страниц: 216
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After Vietnam: Legacies of a Lost War

Charles E. Neu - 2000 - Страниц: 166
...war is unwinnable the way we are fighting it.' Many of my generation . . . vowed that when our time came to call the shots we would not quietly acquiesce...reasons that the American people could not understand or support."61 In the 1990s, military leaders steadfastly opposed commitment of forces in such places...
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The United States and the Vietnam War: Leadership and diplomacy in the ...

Walter L. Hixson - 2000 - Страниц: 354
...House. 19951, p. 149. Powell writes passionately: "Many of my generation . . . vowed that when our tum came to call the shots, we would not quietly acquiesce in halfhearted warlare lor hall-baked reasons that the American people could not understand or support " The Vieniam...
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Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment

Michael C. Desch - 2008 - Страниц: 232
...secretary of defense or the President and said, "This war is unwinnable the way we are fighting it." Many of my generation, the career captains, majors,...reasons that the American people could not understand or support.71 This lesson did not cause intense civil-military conflict until the post-Cold War era led...
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War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals, Том 34

David Halberstam - 2001 - Страниц: 543
...to fight the war effectively. They had seen the corruption reach down into even the lowest levels. "Many of my generation, the career captains, majors,...when our turn came to call the shots, we would not acquiesce in halfhearted warfare for halfbaked reasons that the American people could not understand...
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At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering Its Chance to Build a ...

Michael Hirsh - 2003 - Страниц: 304
...was burdened by the mistakes of Vietnam. He had done two tours, and, as he wrote in his 1995 memoirs: "Many of my generation, the career captains, majors,...the American people could not understand or support. If we could make good on that promise to ourselves . . . then the sacrifices of Vietnam would not have...
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Colin Powell

Reggie Finlayson - 2004 - Страниц: 112
...support; we should mobilize the country's resources to fulfill that mission and then go in to win. . . . Many of my generation, the career captains, majors, and lieutenant colonels seasoned in that war [Vietnam], vowed that when our turn came to call the shots, we would not quietly acquiesce in halfhearted...
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Getting Away with Murder: The Real Story Behind American Taliban John Walker ...

Richard D. Mahoney - 2004 - Страниц: 280
...when not to were derived from combat in the war in Vietnam. "Many of my generation," he later wrote, "the career captains, majors and lieutenant colonels...reasons that the American people could not understand or support."45 As military assistant to Reagan's secretary of defense, Caspar Weinberger, Powell got his...
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World Peace, Mass Culture, and National Policies

William Over - 2004 - Страниц: 186
...Colin Powell, secretary of state under George W. Bush and former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "Many of my generation, the career captains, majors,...when our turn came to call the shots, we would not acquiesce in halfhearted warfare for half-baked reasons that the American people could not understand...
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Globalization and War

Tarak Barkawi - 2006 - Страниц: 199
...and the US Army in particular. As Colin Powell remarks in his memoir, "Many of my generation . . . vowed that when our turn came to call the shots, we...acquiesce in halfhearted warfare for half-baked reasons" (1995, 149). Whether the US effort in Vietnam was "halfhearted" is disputable, but certainly "lessons"...
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The Past as Prologue: The Importance of History to the Military Profession

Williamson Murray, Richard Hart Sinnreich - 2006
...they would not sit idly by and acquiesce in a similar debacle. As Powell commented in his memoirs, "when our turn came to call the shots, we would not...reasons that the American people could not understand or support."34 The Vietnam debacle had many proximate causes, but the flawed processes of strategic deliberation...
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