Analysis on the American General leadership - focussing on Tommy Franks. Interesting to see how Generals in WWII were replaced when they****ed up but since then they all tend to look out for each other and act like a guild. As is often the case in war, the question is not whether the troops can adapt, but whether the leaders can. The troops, as always, paid the price of educating their leaders. General Failure - Thomas E. Ricks - The Atlantic Read the comments afterwards.