Logistical Ball & Chain…

“Logistics is the ball and chain of armoured warfare.” Heinz Guderian (1888 to 1954) Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was German general and tank expert, who became one of the principal architects of armoured warfare and the blitzkrieg between World Wars I and II. He contributed decisively to Germany’s victories in Poland, France, and the Soviet Union… Read More

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Leadership is…

“Leadership is intangible and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.” General Bradley (1893 to 1981) Omar Nelson Bradley was a US Army officer who commanded the Twelfth Army Group, which helped ensure the Allied victory over Germany during World War II. He later served as first chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of… Read More

Generals & Audacity…

“Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.” Carl von Clausewitz (1780 to 1831) Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military thinker, whose work Vom Kriege (1832; On War) has become one of the most respected classics on military strategy.

Jealousies of a Standing Army…

“The jealousies of a standing army, and the evils to be approached from one are remote, and in my judgement, situated and circumstanced as we are, not at all to be dreaded.” George Washington (1732 to 1799) General George Washington, also called Father of His Country, was an American general and commander in chief of… Read More

War is Cruelty…

“War is cruelty. There’s no use trying to reform it, the crueller it is the sooner it will be over.” William Sherman (1820 to 1891) William Tecumseh Sherman was an American Civil War general and a major architect of modern warfare. He led Union forces in crushing campaigns through the South, marching through Georgia and… Read More

Truth: War & Death…

“There’s only one truth about war; people die.” Philip Sheridan (1831 to 1888) Philip Henry Sheridan was a US Army officer and Union general. He was a highly successful US cavalry officer whose driving military leadership in the last year of the American Civil War was instrumental in defeating the Confederate Army.