Confusion: Victory or Defeat?

“Confuse the enemy. Keep him in the dark on your intentions. Sometimes what seems a victory isn’t really a victory and sometimes a defeat isn’t really a defeat.” Unknown Advertisements Advertisements

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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

Allies Lose the War…

“We can still lose this war.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945), speaking during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness,… Read More

Spaghetti & Soldiers…

“A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness,… Read More

Situation Excellent!

“My centre gives way, my right is pushed back, situation excellent, I am attacking.” Ferdinand Foch (1851 to 1929) Foch was a Marshal of France and commander of Allied forces during the closing months of World War I, generally considered the leader most responsible for the Allied victory.

Harmony…

“Without harmony in the state, no military expedition can be undertaken; without harmony in the army, no battle array can be formed.” Wu Zi (440 to 381 BC) Sun Tzu’s Art of War is one of the most famous Chinese texts. What is often not realised is that there are a number of other equally… Read More

The Art & Science of Warfare…

“Instruction in the art and science of warfare through training and education is the time tested method for molding combat leaders. Training provides the means to complete a job or an assignment. It can be given directly to an individual or to a larger group or unit. Education provides for intellectual development and the cultivation… Read More