TITLE

The Compleat Military Expert

AUTHOR(S)
Newman, James R.
PUB. DATE
January 1942
SOURCE
New Republic;1/12/42, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the lack of knowledge of military experts on matters of warfare. Views that warcraft has become vast and intricate so as to elude descriptive powers; Increase in technical problems; Views that a military expert must be an authority on army, navy and air force, on problems of transport, communication and supply, on major strategy, tactics and morale, on organization and reserve; Knowledge of the actual numbers of the available troops, guns, tanks, planes and ships on both sides and the factors of time and terrain with which they are faced; Comments on the toughness of the assignment; Reference to two types of military experts; Experts trained in robust eclecticism and experts who present wrong suggestions; Criticism of the manner in which military experts pride themselves on their fashionable brand of military talk.
ACCESSION #
14692940

 

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