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Tactics: Defeated & Confused

“Good tactics not only leave your enemy defeated, but confused!”

General Al Gray (29th Commandant of the US Marine Corps, 1987-1991).


You Can Agree or Disagree, but Believe

“Whether people agree with you or not, is not as important as whether they believe you.”


In a military context, it is important that personnel trust their commander is going to do/or is doing the right thing.


War Philosophy: Science, Art or Trade

“War is a science for those who are outstanding; an art for mediocrities; a trade for ignoramuses.”

Frederick II, aka Frederick the Great (1712 to 1786) 19 more words


Fog of War: Natural or Self-Created?

“Errors of judgement there must be in war, and few would cavil at them, especially those due to the fog of war. But it is different when the fog is self-created by confused thought and limited study.” 28 more words


Friction of War: Friendly Relations & Comradeship

“Friendly relations contribute a lot to diminish the friction of war. Comradeship is the oil in the machine.”

Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart (1895 to 1970) 22 more words


Officers & Troops: Inevitable, Inadequately & Effectively

“We have verified the inevitable – that inadequately trained officers cannot train troops effectively.”

Lieutenant General Lesley J. McNair (1883 to 1944) quoted in 1943 by Khan, McNair, Educator of an Army. 151 more words


The Mission At Home

I find it difficult to believe that it has been almost a year since my last post.  Then I think back to everything that has occurred over the course of the past year, and it makes more sense why writing has fallen to the wayside. 1,207 more words

Civilian-Military Divide