Juni 2018

Learning about war and warfare can be complicated. There are a myriad of books published on the subject, but it can be hard to discern which books are a gross misinterpretation of facts and which books are worth reading, and in which order they should be read. There are obviously great books on the subject, however, identifying them is hard. And the question still remains: is this the right book for me right now? I have gathered a collection of books that I have read over the years and that have eased my journey of learning about the human condition of war. The order inRead More →

Tactical Decision Games (TDGs, also known as Sandbox Exercises, Tactical Vignettes and a myriad of other names) are an important part of professional military education. Military professionals at all levels have to constantly practice decision making in tactical situations in order to sharpen their judgment and also widen their horizon. USMC Major John F. Schmitt writes in his paper How We Decide on the importance of TDGs as leader development tools and explores the reasons why they are an important part of professional military education. Gen. (ret.) James Mattis, former Commandant of the USMC and Secretary of Defense, has often stated how a study ofRead More →