The Handmaiden: Tactics or Strategy?


“In peace we concentrate so much on tactics that we are apt to forget that it is merely the handmaiden of strategy.” (Liddell Hart, 1944, p.48)

Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart (1895 to 1970). Commonly known throughout most of his career as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was an English soldier, military historian and military theorist.

Reference

Liddell Hart, B.H. (1944) Thoughts on War. London: Faber and Faber.

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