A portmanteau of 'apology' and 'logistics'. In essence, apologistics occurs when operations (esp. military
operations) are so badly run that
they require a senior official to say 'sorry'.
'Do you think anyone will say sorry for phony wars?'
say sorry for their refusal to work out an exit
strategy prior to bumbling
the Three Stooges?'
'Not bloody likely, guvnah. Those guys aren't into apologistics.'