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Who's the Biggest Blunderer?

“Still, war is, in the last resort, a contest of blunders… (Pakenham, 2004, p.169).


Pakenham, T. (2004) The Boer War. London: Abacus.


Combat Effectiveness: Leadership & Troop Quality

Research Paper Title

Soldier Capability – Army Combat Effectiveness (SCACE): Volume III, Historical Combat Data and Analysis.


This study included:

  • A survey of historical literature related to troop quality and capability;
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Military Leadership

War: Symmetry Is Not Everything

The war brow beating continues…….

Inkwell Institute

Subject:  Armed Conflict/Military Action

A lovely word….”symmetry”….it means to be pleasingly equal…..but this is not about architecture or paintings or some math equation….nope….this paper will focus on armed conflict….war if you will….. 367 more words

International Situations

Linking Welfare, Training & Casualties

“The best form of welfare for the troops is first class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties.”

Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel (the Desert Fox), World War I junior officer and World War II General, considered a brilliant military commander; adored by his troops and feared by his enemies.


Qualities of an Ideal Staff Officer...

“An ideal General Staff Corps officer might be described as possessing the following qualities: sincerity of conviction, cleverness, modesty, self-effacement in favour of the common cause, and strong personal convictions combined with the ability tactfully to present these convictions to his commanding general. 96 more words


Character is Crumbling in Leadership

In military and civilian academic institutions around the world, above and beyond their core curriculum, character is taught and inspired.  In each of the military academies in the United States, as well as college Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs, the purpose and responsibility is to produce leaders of character.   1,880 more words