Andrew Marshall: obit/article

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Andrew Marshall: obit/article

Post by South » 11 Apr 2019 20:09

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/us/p ... -dead.html


Good afternoon all,

Link in re Andrew Marshall who died a couple of weeks ago at age 97.

He was the real "behind the scenes" Pentagon strategist for much of the Cold War.

He was Director of the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment.

This NYT obit/article calls him the Pentagon's "secretive futurist".


~ Bob

eastern Virginia, USA

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Re: Andrew Marshall: obit/article

Post by Richard Anderson » 11 Apr 2019 20:38

Andy Marshall was one of the most fascinating people I ever meet. You'd be briefing and think him asleep and then he'd hit you with a question or observation that would stop you in your tracks.
"Is all this pretentious pseudo intellectual citing of sources REALLY necessary? It gets in the way of a good, spirited debate, destroys the cadence." POD, 6 October 2018

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