Mr. Brokaw recalls a meeting with Gen. Martin Dempsey in Iraq.

The New York Times | February 5, 2019
By Tom Brokaw, Opinion

To the Editor:

Re “The General and His Tweets,” by Carol Giacomo (Editorial Observer, Feb. 2):

The tweets about leadership by Martin Dempsey, the retired Army general, reminded me of a meeting I had with him in Iraq, where he was commanding the First Armored Division. The division had been through a tough year and was scheduled to come home, but at the last minute the Pentagon extended the tour.