I would have thought that the training of our troops and their leaders in the field was without peer. Our troops were recognised as some of the best jungle fighters in the world at that time, and we punched well above our weight considering the size of our force in the field. I hope that I'm not being parochial when I say that.I think that's a bit of a cop out for the generals. They did not have the right training and neither did their troops in this type of war. You can't blame the soldiers for what training they received though or what discipline they operated under.
To my way of thinking, the whole thing seemed to go pear shaped somewhere further up the line.