Friday, February 19, 2016

A history lesson …

… Like Most People, President Obama Gets The Crusades Wrong.

It is axiomatic in military science that cavalry cannot succeed against well-armed and well-disciplined infantry formations unless they greatly outnumber them…. When determined infantry hold their ranks, standing shoulder to shoulder to present a wall of shields from which they project a thicket of long spears butted in the ground, cavalry charges are easily turned away; the horses often rear out of control and refuse to meet the spears.

So walls, it turns out, aren't always bad.

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