Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Powell & Montgomery

Theories of War

Hemingway wrote
in Across The River
(maybe you have to be male
and of a certain age
to appreciate it, I
loved it, so did CCG
as I recall...

Monty wouldn't move
unless he had 8 to 1 advantage
& Powell upped that to beyond 10
or even 12 to 1 *

Chasen'd & wiser
he returns honorably
to criticize

* i.e. doctrine of "overwhelming force"