TACTICS: Miles on What Happened

Many a soldier stays publicly mum because he believes laymen too stupid to comprehend the complex art of war. Many a layman believes that soldiers hang on to strategic traditions as a fan dancer does her fan, talk little because they think little and have little to say.

At the Institute of Public Affairs meeting in Charlottesville, Va. last fortnight a thinking soldier talked plain to some think ing laymen when General Sherman Miles confessed that in the past six weeks bright military minds had painfully shed many a long-held preconception, proceeded to analyze the Battle of Flanders and emerged...

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