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

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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.

Duty: More or Less?

“Duty then, is the most sublime word in the English language. You can never do more. You should never wish to do less.” Robert E. Lee (1807 to 1870) Robert E Lee was a General in the Confederate Army (1861-1865) during the American civil war. Prior to the war he was an officer in the… Read More

Too Fond…

“It is well that war is so terrible, or we should get too fond of it.” Robert E. Lee (1807 to 1870) Robert E Lee was a General in the Confederate Army (1861-1865) during the American civil war. Prior to the war he was an officer in the US Army and a Commandant at West… Read More

Disperse & Concentrate…

“The highest generalship is to compel the enemy to disperse his army, and then to concentrate superior force against each fraction in turn.” George Henderson (1854 to 1903), paraphrasing Sun Tzu from the Art of War Colonel George Francis Robert Henderson CB, was a British Army officer and military author. He saw service in India,… Read More

The Purpose of War is…

“The purpose of war is to support your government’s decisions by force. The purpose is never to kill the enemy just to be killing him … but to make him do what you want him to do. Not killing … but controlled and purposeful violence. But it’s not your business or mine to decide the… Read More