The Creative Leader…

“The creative leader is one who will rewrite doctrine, employ new weapons systems, develop new tactics and who pushes the state of the art.” John O. Marsh, Jr. (1926 to 2019) John Otho Marsh Junior was an American politician and an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. He served as the United… Read More

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The Strength of a Nation…

“The strength of a nation does not depend alone on its armies, ships and planes; it is also measured by its qualities for leadership, by its resources and industries, by the determination of its people, and by the strength of its friends and allies.” General George C. Marshall (1880 to 1959) George Catlett Marshall was… Read More

The Civil Leadership is Ignorant…

“When the civil leadership is ignorant of military manoeuvres but shares equally in the command of armies, the soldiers get confused.” Sun Tzu (400 BCE to 301 BCE) Sunzi, Wade-Giles romanisation Sun-tzu, also spelled Sun Tzu, personal name Sun Wu, (flourished 5th century BC), reputed author of the Chinese classic Bingfa (The Art of War),… Read More

Advance, Retreat, Die…

“Follow me if I advance! Kill me if I retreat! Revenge me if I die!” Ngo Dinh Diem on becoming president of Vietnam (1901 to 1963) (1954, from The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations) Ngo Dinh Diem was a Vietnamese political leader who served as president, with dictatorial powers, of what was then South Vietnam,… Read More

Oh no you won’t!

“Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!” Nikita Khrushchev (1894 to 1971) Nikita Khrushchev, in full Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, was the first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64) and premier of the Soviet Union (1958-64) whose policy of de-Stalinisation had widespread repercussions throughout… Read More

Obsolete weapons…

“Obsolete weapons do not deter.” Margaret Thatcher (1925 to 2013) Margaret Thatcher , in full Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, née Margaret Hilda Roberts, was a British Conservative Party politician and prime minister (1979-90), Europe’s first woman prime minister. The only British prime minister in the 20th century to win three consecutive terms… Read More

Just Shake My Hand…

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” Attributed to Golda Meir (1898 to 1978) & Indira Gandhi (1917 to 1984) Golda Meir, original name Goldie Mabovitch, later Goldie Myerson was an Israeli politician who helped found the State of Israel (1948) and later served as its fourth prime minister (1969-74). She was the first… Read More