RIP Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf has died at his home in Tampa. He was 78. Known for his leadership in Operation Desert Storm, he was also a Vietnam War veteran. George H. W. Bush, President during Desert Storm and now in the hospital in Houston, released a statement remembering the general.

More from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

The NBC News story refers to Schwarzkopf’s on-camera briefings given during Desert Storm. I remember these as a thing of beauty, with the West Point educated mechanical engineer destroying the inane questions that reporters asked him.