A Quick End…

“The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.” George Orwell (1903 to 1950) Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949), the latter a profound anti-utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule.… Read More

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Good Soldiers & War…

“To have good soldiers, a nations must always be at war.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West.… Read More

Guerrilla Units & Regular Units…

“Guerrilla units formed from the people may gradually develop into regular units and, when operating as such, employ the tactics of orthodox mobile war … While it is improper to confuse orthodox with guerrilla operations, it is equally improper to consider that there is a chasm between the two.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao… Read More

End to War…

“Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.” John F. Kennedy (1917 to 1963) in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 1961. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (aka JFK) was the 35th president of the United States (1961–63), who faced a number of foreign crises,… Read More

Reputations: Now versus the Future…

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Henry Ford (1863 to 1947), an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production (which had a subsequent impact on the mass production of military hardware).

Connecting Organisational Theory & Design and Irregular Warfare

Research Paper Title Reorganising for Irregular Warfare. Abstract A thorough understanding of Irregular Warfare (IW) and the principles of organisational theory and design will enable the Department of Defense (DoD) to organise efficiently and effectively for operations within the Irregular Warfare Environment, while maintaining its conventional capabilities. The researchers develop their argument for this thesis… Read More