The Art of Winning Wars Author:Col. James Mrazek The trouble with the military mind is that it insists on going by the book. In the interests of discipline and uniformity, initiative and imagination are discarded, despite the lip-service paid to them. This is a problem that has plagued armies throughout history. It is, however, of particular importance today, when all the military assumptio... more »ns of the traditionalists are being challenged by the emergence of the nationalist guerrilla. The impotence of the American juggernaut in Vietnam has put this problem under the spotlight of history. The one thing the guerrillas have in abundance is imagination, and this seems to outweigh the imbalance in materiel.
It is the author's contention that creativity is what wins battles--the same faculty that inspires great art. The great commanders of history, he contends, have been unconventional men gifted with vaulting imaginations and a willingness to accept risks...« less