“Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.” Rebecca West (1892 to 1983) Dame Cicily Isabel Fairfield DBE, known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer. Advertisements Advertisements
“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
“The elephant in the room, Pigliucci says, is that scientific and technological advances have allowed us to group into vast nations, and the biggest winner from that seems to have been the military complexes designed to keep one scientifically armed nation from massacring another. The money we spend on military science and its applications far outweighs all other “public… Read More
“War is the ultimate resource of policy, by which the nation seeks to impose its will on its enemies in defence of its honour, its interests, and its existence.” British Field Service Regulations 1909 (with amendments 1914)
“When it comes to tactical planning and decision making more science yields less ambivalence.” Unknown
“Only a predator can hunt another predator.” Lt. Col. Dave Grossman Grossman was born in Frankfurt, West Germany. His career includes service in the US Army as a Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division, a platoon leader in the 9th Infantry Division, a general staff officer, a company commander in the 7th (Light) Infantry Division… Read More
“The ‘art’ of war is the application of the science!” Unknown The problem is that a given lesson is easily ignored or forgotten because it doesn’t apply to your current situation.