Across the Fence by John Stryker Meyer

By John Stryker Meyer

For 8 years, a ways past the battlefields of Vietnam and the glare of media distortions, American eco-friendly Berets fought a perilous mystery conflict in Laos and Cambodia below the aegis of the head mystery army suggestions Command Vietnam – reviews and Observations workforce, or SOG.

Go deep into the jungle with 5 SOG warriors surrounded via 10,000 enemy troops as they stack up the useless to construct a human buttress for cover. Witness a eco-friendly Beret, shot within the again 4 occasions and left for lifeless, who survives to struggle savagely opposed to amazing odds to accomplish his missions.

Shudder as an enemy soldier touches a eco-friendly Beret’s boot at midnight of evening. recoil as a Sergeant on SOG Spike crew Louisiana calls in an air strike on his crew to damage an enemy’s wave assault. A workforce member dies immediately, and a eco-friendly Beret has an out-of-body event as he watches his leg get blown off.

“As the commander of SOG, i will be able to say that “Across the Fence” adequately displays why the key battle was once dangerous for our troops and so lethal for the enemy.
– significant normal John okay. Singlaub (U. S. military Ret.)

Black Ops advised with the terrifying readability that just one who used to be there can inform it.
– W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV

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____________________ 10 The Times, June 16, 1960. 9 The Times, May 30, 1960. -27- Professionalism is not, therefore, what Huntington says it is -- the sole or even the principal force inhibiting the military's desire to intervene. To inhibit such a desire the military must also have absorbed the principle of the supremacy of the civil power. For this is not part of the definition of 'professionalism'. It is a separate and distinct matter. ' 11 In certain countries with highly professional forces this principle was by no means always unequivocally expressed -- even by constitutional law.

It must be remembered that in both cases the occupying powers were dealing with compliant and cooperative populations, anxious to ingratiate themselves with the victors and eager to restore their shattered economies; whereas in most (or at least many) military dictatorships the armed forces have to face a mutinously sullen or openly hostile people. Yet the occupying powers were only able to carry out their task by heavily reinforcing their military personnel with specially trained civilian administrators.

Even the educational, social and economic development of such countries would be well within their capabilities, if they chose to undertake it; though, since the armies of these countries are not usually much more enlightened than the societies they serve, they do not in fact usually try to do so. Compare the task of administering such societies with that of ruling, say, Great Britain or the United States, or, for that matter, ____________________ 1 R. Lieuwen, Arms and Politics in Latin America, pp.

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