Originally Posted by kfresh
I still think there is a difference in mind set between the two.
Out of curiosity, what's the difference? What about a football game is so much more emotional than seeing a friend die?
Originally Posted by Subucni
I'll have to watch it again and keep that in mind but yea that sounds like terrible planning. It's kind of surprising that someone can be that inept and still be out into that leadership position.
Did you read the book about Pat Tillman, "Where Men Win Glory" I think? When Pat is killed by friendly fire, all the soldiers have to keep it together because his brother doesn't know he was killed yet. And sorry about your friend.
Inept leaders are everywhere.... And the military has more than its fair share.
I haven't read the book... But a buddy read the after action (military report) on it, and the lack of planning/prep for that mission they were on when it happened.... I've seen people fired for being less ****ed up.
What most people don't realize is that in order for people to win bronze stars and medals of honor.... The situation needs to be ****ed up in order to need crazy heroic actions (most of the time). It starts with training, then mission prep, then patrol actions, etc...
Kind of like a football game. You can't be a hero and lead a crazy comeback unless your team ****ed up the first three quarters.