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U.S. Marines move forward after effective close-air support flushes out the enemy through their hillside entrenchments in North Korea.
Mattis, who kept a personal collection of 7,000 books before retiring as a four-star general, attributes his success on the battlefield to reading.
“We have been fighting on This specific planet for 5000 years as well as we should take advantage of their experience. Winging the item as well as filling body bags as we sort out what works reminds us of the
moral dictates as well as the cost of incompetence in our profession,” he wrote in a 2003 email.
as well as so, when he was asked at the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting last year what the U.S. military could do to lessen the likelihood of a conflict on the Korean peninsula, Mattis pointed to Fehrenbach’s book.
“Let me talk about Korea for a minute because the item’s on all of our minds,” Mattis said from the wake of reports in which North Korea had tested ahydrogen bomb.
“There’s a reason in which I recommend T.R. Fehrenbach’s book. in which we all pull the item out as well as read the item one more time,” Mattis added saying in which the current U.S. response to North Korea was a “diplomatically-led, economic sanction buttressed effort.”
“today, what does the future hold, neither you nor I can say, so there is usually one thing the U.S. Army can do, as well as in which is usually you have got to be ready to ensure in which we have military options in which our president can employ if needed,” he said.
Mattis recommended troops read the 55-year-old title, as he did, in order to prepare for a potential conflict along the 38th parallel.