Thursday, June 30, 2022

A Common Base for Changes

Q. Can you tell me how a battle works?

A. Well, in my opinion a battle never works; it never works according to plan....The plan is only a common base for changes. It’s very important that everybody should know the plan, so you can change easily. But the modern battle is very fluid, and you have to make your decisions very fast - and mostly not according to plan.

Q. But at least everybody knows where you’re coming from?

A. And where you’re going to, more or less.

- Gen. Dan Laner, Israeli Defense Forces commander, Golan Heights, 1973

[Source: War by Gwynne Dyer, New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1985, p.134]

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