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

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Changing Conditions, Changing Methods…

“It is necessary to be completely unsympathetic to abstract formulas and rules and to study with sympathy the conditions of the actual fighting, for these will change in accordance with the physical and economic situations and the realization of the people’s aspirations. These progressive changes in conditions create new methods.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976)… Read More

The First Law of War…

“The first law of war is to preserve ourselves and destroy the enemy.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman who led his country’s communist revolution. He was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1935 until his death, and he was chairman (chief of… Read More

Persistence or Talent vs Persistence & Talent…

“In the course of achieving anything, nothing is more important than persistence.” Many will tell you that persistence or determination is more important than talent. However, without some talent (latent or trained), one will find it difficult to achieve an objective with persistence alone. For example, I don’t have the talent to run 10,000 metres… Read More

Training & Response versus Stress & Dumb

“No one becomes smarter under stress,” says Charles Morgan, a forensic psychiatrist at the University of New Haven, Connecticut. “The question really is who gets dumb faster.” The armed forces of countries around the world spend countless hours training their personnel, repeating drills until they become ‘second nature’. Paraphrasing, the military saying is “a soldier will revert… Read More