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Did General Schwarzkopf put soldiers’ lives at risk for the sake of his own reputation?

Did General Schwarzkopf put soldiers’ lives at risk for the sake of his own reputation?

 

That’s the allegation sort of levied against General Norman Schwarzkopf in retired Army Col. Gregory Fontenot’s new book, The 1st Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed: Road to Victory in Desert Storm, 1970-1991.

Fontenot writes, “Perhaps he truly believed that his reputation and his conviction about his subordinates made it acceptable to put lives at risk.”

Thoughts?

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