Kennedy on new armies

From a 1962 JFK speech: “Your military responsibilities will require a versatility and an adaptability never before required in war or in peace.”

“Sec Def” Gates at West Point, 2011:”In my opinion, any future defence secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined’, as General MacArthur so delicately put it.”

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