Today’s must read Mil-Blog post of the day.

Mistakes will always take place in war even when you have the right people with the right orders conducting the right mission, and we always have to be careful to not do two things; don’t twist the 3,000-mile screwdriver (if you have one), or in hindsight pick every action apart as if you would have unquestionably done something different if you were there.

via CDR Salamander: From Ganjgal to Befehlstaktik.

It’s a long read, but a good look at the pitfalls of command and control.