Petraeus and Allen: Non-Combatant, General Disgraces

Unlike Generals David Petraeus and John Allen, Colonel Douglas Macgregor (US Army retired), is an actual combat veteran, and innovative, iconoclastic PhD military strategist. After one year at the Virginia Military Institute, and four years at West Point, Macgregor was commissioned in the U.S. Army during 1976 As described by US News reporter Richard J. Newman (July 28,  1997. "Renegades Finish Last. A Colonel's Innovative Ideas Don't Sit Well with the Brass". U.S. News & World Report 123 (4): 35), Macgregor was the "squadron operations officer who essentially directed the Battle of 73 Easting" in the 1991 Gulf War. Under Macgregor's  bold leadership, U.S. troops with 10 tanks and 13 Bradley fighting vehicles destroyed almost 70 Iraqi Republican Guard opponents' armored vehicles without any U.S. casualties during a 23 minute span of the battle. Moreover, positioned towards the front of the battle and involved in firing, Macgregor didn't "request artillery support or...(Read Full Post)

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