Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Whatever Happened to Stealthful Military Planning?

O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible. ~ Sun Tzu, The Art of War
The Marines are going to attack the Taliban in Helmand, Afghanistan and they are going around with big brass bands and multiple press conferences announcing it. The are about as invisible as Lindsey Lohan on a Saturday night and about as inaudible as Spinal Tap.

Here's a hint. By the time the Marines get to Helmand the Taliban will have long since faded into the mountains. The Taliban actually know the art of stealth.

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