There are decisions that military leaders must make in times of war that live with them forever. Recently, a 15-year-old combat decision made by retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who has been selected to served as Secretary of Defense in the Trump Administration, has drawn scrutiny. But at least one legendary Marine spoke to us about the complexities of such decisions, and the life-and-death nature of combat leadership.
Some Call This Mattis’ One Mistake In Battle — A Legendary Marine Says Otherwise | Task&Purpose
We asked legendary Marine Bing West about a tragic day in Afghanistan, and what it says about leadership in combat.