June 1938

Will the High Command Take to the Air?

Volume 22, Issue 2

DeWitt Peck

A RECENT critic, writing in the American Mercury, has intimated that there is something radically wrong with the military mind. It lacks vision, foresight, flexibility, imagination. He says we began to fight the World War upon a basis of antiquated tactics and technique. He differs with Captain Puleston's estimate of the quality of the high command, and opines that they were a small-calibre lot, with a record for blundering and bickering which cost dearly in lives and treasure.

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