Commands: Divided or Undivided?

“Nothing is so important in war as an undivided command; for this reason, when war is carried on against a single power, there should be only one army, acting upon one base, and conducted by one chief.” One of the maxims from Napoleon’s Maxims of War. With notes by General Burnod, translated from French by… Read More

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I Dunno…

“When you don’t know what to do, do what you know!” Unknown Another perspective… “He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.” Chinese Proverb Reference Unknown

Commander … Assert Yourself

“…he did not do the one thing that the complexities of modern warfare made it essential for the GOC to do – to assert himself during a battle and not delegate the chief command.” (Pakenham, 2004, p.392). Reference Pakenham. T. (2004) The Boer War. London: Abacus.

Learning from History: Changes in German Tactical Doctrine during the First World War

Research Paper Title The Dynamics of Doctrine: The Changes in German Tactical Doctrine during the First World War. Abstract This paper is a case study in the wartime evolution of tactical doctrine. Besides providing a summary of German Infantry tactics of the First World War, this study offers insights into the crucial role of leadership… Read More

ADF: Usability of a Battle Management System Under Simulated Vehicular Motion

Research Paper Title Usability of a Battle Management System Under Simulated Vehicular Motion. Executive Summary Previous research has found that motion has an adverse effect on people’s cognitive and psychomotor abilities. This has implications for military personnel operating computer based equipment in military vehicles. This report covers an experiment into the usability of a Battle… Read More