Monday, December 10, 2012

Douglas Haig on the future of jet fighters

As late as 1926, as the nation mourned the death of nearly 1 million men, Haig would write on the future of war, 
"I believe that the value of the horse and the opportunity of the horse in the future are likely to be as great as ever. Aeroplanes and tanks are only accessories to the men and I am sure as time goes on you will find just as much use for the horse - the well-bred horse - as you have ever done in the past."
- Wade Davis
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As far as I know, nobody has yet explained clearly what jet fighters are supposed to do or why Canada needs them.