Nato Summit Epic Fail
Here's what I know about Military Grand Strategy. It's mostly about putting your pieces where they are to the best advantage. Try not to place your cavalry in more than a couple of feet of water. Keep the Catering Corps to the rear or it'll end badly. Submarines never work well on high ground. That sort of thing.
Now I'm no Clausewitz, what I've written above is pretty elementary stuff , there is more to it than that . But basically think carefully where you put your pieces is a good start.
This weekend, the good people of Chicago are being frisked by airport style security before they ride on their underground railway . Why ? Because some fuckwit generals decided to hold their NATO Summit 2012 in a venue above the Metra underground railway.
If I was a general I'd put the summit somewhere not above an underground railway. Rather than put it there and then get the local cops to hand out flyers like this, impinging on everyone's civil rights, and giving us good cause to want to blow up your world leaders. Sheeesh. Let's hope the NATO general that thought this one up doesn't get to do the next big invasion.