"Despite the deepening of congressional concern, the nation was so unprepared to face the seriousness of the world outlook that training could not be conducted in realistic simulation of the battlefield. We had to carry it on in soothing-syrup style calculated to rouse the least resentment from the soldiers and their families at home. Many senior officers stood in such fear of a blast in the headlines against exposing men to inclement weather or to the fatigue of extended maneuvers that they did not prescribe the only type of training that would pay dividends once the bullets began to fly. Urgent directives from above and protest from the occasional "Alarmist" could not eliminate an apathy that had its roots in comfort, blindness and wishful thinking."
--- Dwight D. Eisenhower "Crusade in Europe"
He was talking about 1938, not 2014, right? RIGHT?