Monday, January 02, 2006

Lesson 2: The US Military has always been Misunderestimated before being Appreciated

Bill Roggio's late autumn reporting from the frontlines in Iraq for Threatswatch impressed me mightily. Roggio's post on the 3rd Battalion of the 6th Marine Regiment taught me the German phrase teufelhunden and how the 3/6 earned the nickname by tearing the Germans a new one in the battle of Belleau Wood during the last months of World War I. Roggio's piece re-ignited my education in the Great War, especially the American role. It also led me to a British press dispatch of the battle. Wonder if we will ever again receive this type of write up from the Brit press, or for that matter, the mainstream American scoopmeisters?


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