That was Chamberlains way of admitting that the UK was caught with it's pants down around it's ankles. There was a reason the UK was not ready for war. When war broke out, they had their military spread out all over the third world taking care of their colonies. That was a price that the UK paid for centuries of imperialism.It is not up for debate that right after Chamberlain returned from the signing with Hitler he ordered the largest military buildup the UK has ever seen. That alone is definitive proof that Chamberlain knew war was coming and that the UK had to prepare. Furthermore, anyone who thinks that the UK was ready for war at that time is kidding themselves.
Yet again, you are making it up as you go along. The US military was very much ready for war. It had the troops as well as the highest technology equipment available in modern times. What the US was not ready for and did not foresee was the level of the insurgency. However that had nothing to do with battle readiness. It was a matter of how long it took to plan and carry out the surge strategy.Too bad Rummy didn't pay attention to the lessons Chamberlain taught us. We probably could have saved billions of dollars and thousands of lives not rushing to war with a military not ready for that conflict.
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