War: Where Hath It Slept?

Whenever there is a failure of information about the enemy the more literate military men, outside of G-2s, bitterly quote a passage from Shakespeare. The passage was going around Korea and Tokyo last week.

KING JOHN : How goes all in France?

MESSENGER: From France to England. Never such a power for any foreign preparation was levied in the body of a land. The copy of your speed is learn'd by them; for when you should be told they do prepare, the tidings comes that they are all arrived.

KING JOHN : O, where hath our intelligence been drunk? Where hath it slept?

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