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Friday, 9 December 2016

General Mattis on the nature of war


A long video but worth watching.

4 comments:

Demetrius said...

Very interesting. I wonder if he met, as he was very likely to, General Sir John Hackett, see Wikipedia. He knew all about Marcus Aurelius. I like to say that he was an old Army mate, although that would stretching it a bit, we worked in the same office for a while. Now and again he would use a latin tag and when I replied it used to spook the others.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - I imagine it is likely that he met General Sir John Hackett. Perhaps Hackett introduced him to Marcus Aurelius.

duffandnonsense said...

AK, that was a superb interview and I am mightily relieved to discover that 'Mad Mike' is anything but mad, in fact, he is a veritable 'Cool Hand Luke'! If only we had a few Generals of his calibre!

A K Haart said...

David - impressive isn't he? Makes our lot seem very lightweight.