Monday, July 6, 2009


This is coolbert:

"Anyone who leads troops and has not read this book should be dismissed from the service, and anyone who does not reread it every two years should be put in charge of nothing more challenging than changing the marquee at the base theater"

The above of course is a review and comment - - concerning the pamphlet by General S.L.A. Marshall: "The Soldier's Load and the Mobility of a Nation"

Here too, from the foreword to the James Clavell commissioned version of the Sun Tzu classic - - "The Art Of War":

"I would have written into law that all officers particularly all generals, take a yearly oral and written examination on these thirteen chapters [of the Sun Tzu book], the passing mark being 95 % - - any general failing to achieve a pass to be automatically and summarily dismissed without appeal, and all other officers to have automatic demotion." - - James Clavell.

[who has not heard of and read the books of James Clavell? Shogun, Tai-pan, Noble House, King Rat! A great writer and authority on things Oriental.]

The maxims, the truisms, the adages, the verities, the principles and concepts - - of war - - all have to learned and mastered and refreshed from time to time?



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