General Dwight Eisenhower – I Question Your Usefulness Quote

"I clearly understand that firm and drastic measures are at times necessary in order to secure the desired objectives. But this does not excuse brutality, abuse of the sick, nor exhibition of uncontrollable temper in front of subordinates." ... "I feel that the personal services you have rendered the United States and the Allied cause during the past weeks are of incalculable value; but nevertheless if there is a very considerable element of truth in the allegations accompanying this letter, I must so seriously question your good judgement and your self-discipline as to raise serious doubts in my mind as to your future usefulness."

- General Dwight Eisenhower - Letter to General George Patton, dated August 17, 1943


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