OS-always a man of few words! Your picture reminds me of the answer we got in a Cold War era nuclear weapons targeting course I attended when one of our class asked how far away one needed to be from some megatonnage armageddon-type weapon. The instructor's pithy answer was "you need to be a sufficient distance so that when you hear it detonate you can ask your mates with detached curiosity, 'What was that?'"
Post 9/11 we acted correctly by destroying the Taliban as the ruling power and taking out Al Qeada camps.
AFter that, we lost the plotâ¦ we should have pulled out and told the local warlords, 'You can do what you want, but any more terror exports and we drop a missile on your heads until you get the message'â¦
So I'm reading the sad news from Afghan today, and in the midst of all the crap, both on a personal and international level, I'm struck with the frivolous thought that all this would be solved if we only had Brigadier-General Sir Harry Paget Flashman VC KCB KCIE, "Hero of Jalulabad" to send...