U.S. Army general Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) once remarked that the “past six weeks have been the most trying of his life”. Why?

Answer: Rather than enemy action, it was dealing with his own military staff. Eisenhower was dismayed by the unimaginative attitude of his colleagues in the U.S. Army that delayed the Allied invasion of French North Africa in 1942.

Source: Beetle – The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith by Daniel K. R. Crosswell

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