[ BOOKS ] ⚣ Warfighting Author A.M. Gray – Marjoriejane.co.uk

Warfighting chapter 1 Warfighting , meaning Warfighting , genre Warfighting , book cover Warfighting , flies Warfighting , Warfighting 0db92d8797390 Warfighting Is An Authentic American Philosophy Of Action That Will Thrill The Millions Of Fans Of SunTzu S The Art Of War And Musashi S T He Book Of Five Rings This Modern Classic Of Strategy And Philosophy Is The Quintessential Guide To Prevailing In Competitive Situations, Be It War, Work, Play, Or Daily LivingSometimes Life Is War And Sometimes Business Is War And Sometimes You Need To Call In The Marines Over The Past Two Hundred Years, The Marines Have Developed A Reputation For Getting The Job Done Fearlessly, Boldly, And Taking No Prisoners What Better Role Model For The Hidden Warriors In Ourselves What Better Advice To Call On When The Stakes Are High And Sensitivity Just Isn T Going To Work Written In As A Philosophical And Strategic Guide Book For The US Marine Corps, Warfighting Is A Worthy Successor To SunTzu S The Art Of War With Clarity, Brevity, And Wisdom, It Describes The Basic Forces At Work In Every Competitive Situation Whether On The Field Of Battle, In The Boardroom, Or In The Courtroom With Twentieth Century Technology And Its Emphasis On Speed And Versatility, The Rules Of War And Competition Have Changed Warfighting S Exploration Of Maneuver Warfare Takes Readers Beyond Sun Tzu S Classic Lessons And Provides Them A Thorough Understanding Of What It Takes To Fight And Win In The Modern World Currency S Edition Of Warfighting Features Interviews With Famous Former Marines Including F Lee Bailey, Ed McMahon, And Donald Regan They Tell How They Have Used The Marine Corps Battle Strategies Of Strength And Straightforwardness As Their Secret Weapons In Every Confrontation, Whether Ata Corporate, Departmental Or Personal Level Warfighting Is Like A Primer The Feints, Flanks, Attacks All Apply In Other Walks Of Life F Lee Bailey, Attorney


10 thoughts on “Warfighting

  1. says:

    Goodreads regular Alex reminded me of this quote from Machiavelli It s better to be impulsive than cautious fortune is female and if you want to stay on top of her you have to slap and thrust Since that s a poetic if vulgar summary of one tenet of Marine Corps philosophy, I ll let that stand as my review of this book for now Honestly, Warfighting contains some very surprising revelations that might radically change how an outsider views the hierarchy and philosophy of the U.S Marines It Goodreads regular Alex reminded me of this quote from Machiavelli It s better to be impulsive than cautious fortune is female and if you want to stay on top of her you have to slap and thrust Since that s a poetic if vulgar summary of one tenet of Marine Corps philosophy, I ll let that stand as my review of this book for now Honestly, Warfighting contains some very surprising revelations that might radically change how an outsider views the hierarchy and philosophy of the U.S Marines It s also a double whammy, since it distills Machiavelli and Sun Tzu into one rather prosaic text.Read it especially if you never thought you would ever want to read any such book Respond as you see fit


  2. says:

    A book about leadership and management, from people who encounter much higher stakes problems than missing this quarter s sales projections Two big takeaways 1 Despite the stereotypes, the Marines at least philosophically embrace a highly decentralized, individualized M.O The book consistently drives home the point that people are not interchangeable different people have different strengths, teams gel over time, and nobody can maintain maximum performance indefinitely They also emphasize t A book about leadership and management, from people who encounter much higher stakes problems than missing this quarter s sales projections Two big takeaways 1 Despite the stereotypes, the Marines at least philosophically embrace a highly decentralized, individualized M.O The book consistently drives home the point that people are not interchangeable different people have different strengths, teams gel over time, and nobody can maintain maximum performance indefinitely They also emphasize the fact that war is highly uncertain, so people need to know their long term objective, not just their immediate assignment, so when the immediate assignment is rendered obsolete fifteen seconds after it starts, they can figure out what to do next I thought the military wastop down and treated people as interchangeable the uniforms and identical haircuts really threw me off 2 Attrition vs Maneuver warfare is a very useful dichotomy Basically attrition is warfare as I usually think of it head to head matchups where two sides grind each other down until whoever has the most men and materiel prevails Given that the US has both of those resources in spades, you d think we would default to that, but no at least among the Marines, the focus ison crippling the enemy s ability to fight, not just bleeding them dry The book doesn t go into a ton of detail on exactly what that entails, but the general philosophy makes sense And that sure must be inspiring for individual Marines even though the US can generally win by fighting harder, we aim to fight smarter instead


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    This is an AMAZING book, probably the best book in its genre ever written.I am not one of those military buffs, but I ve long been fascinated by whether there was a theory of war that explains the why of military strategy and could put you in the mind of a top military commander This book comes as close as any I ve seen.The genius is in it s simplicity Tomes like Clausewitz s On War are long and ponderous and the justly famous Sun Tzu s The Art of War is kind of obscure and allusive, b This is an AMAZING book, probably the best book in its genre ever written.I am not one of those military buffs, but I ve long been fascinated by whether there was a theory of war that explains the why of military strategy and could put you in the mind of a top military commander This book comes as close as any I ve seen.The genius is in it s simplicity Tomes like Clausewitz s On War are long and ponderous and the justly famous Sun Tzu s The Art of War is kind of obscure and allusive, but this is a very short and straightforward work.The first two sections out of four are the most relevant to a general audience They describe the general philosophy and most important strategic considerations in the Marines approach to war fighting They then describe some of the important tactical approaches that are used in their philosophy.The distinction between the attrition style warfare and the maneuver style is particularly interesting Generally speaking, the attrition style is sheer brute strength while the maneuver style relieson speed and stealth to gain an advantage The maneuver style requiresskill and a bit of luck, but if pulled off can lead to a quicker victory at much lower cost.And of course for a civilian the important thing is that most of these strategic considerations apply not just to military conflict, but to any sort of conflict


  4. says:

    This was a pretty good summary of current military thinking The first half of the book was just a rote repetition of the basics of Clausewitz On War, with little bits of Sun Tzu and John Boyd thrown in I give him points for having clearly read them, but there was no new information there The second half, though, was worth reading he translated a number of the concepts into concrete doctrine for the Marines, and explained why Boyd s Maneuver Warfare was so successful and how to make it mor This was a pretty good summary of current military thinking The first half of the book was just a rote repetition of the basics of Clausewitz On War, with little bits of Sun Tzu and John Boyd thrown in I give him points for having clearly read them, but there was no new information there The second half, though, was worth reading he translated a number of the concepts into concrete doctrine for the Marines, and explained why Boyd s Maneuver Warfare was so successful and how to make itso This was written after William Lind s book on Maneuver Warfare, so it may not be necessary reading for those who aren t Marines looking for a book of doctrine, but it does fill that role admirably


  5. says:

    Proof that this stuff can apply to anything I was doing my laundry as I read this, and I realized that if I just washed everything that needed washing, that would be attrition laundry But since I can t get that all done in one day, I really need to focus on the highest priority clothes and bedding thus I found I was doing maneuver laundry Kidding aside, the most interesting part of this book for me was about commanders giving their subordinates latitude to determine how to get a job done Proof that this stuff can apply to anything I was doing my laundry as I read this, and I realized that if I just washed everything that needed washing, that would be attrition laundry But since I can t get that all done in one day, I really need to focus on the highest priority clothes and bedding thus I found I was doing maneuver laundry Kidding aside, the most interesting part of this book for me was about commanders giving their subordinates latitude to determine how to get a job done


  6. says:

    A surprisingly accurate way of thinking about the software industry Part of this short book describes the characteristics of war in a way that anyone dealing with software will understand friction, disorder, uncertainty, complexity Another part of the book focuses on the need to engage in maneuver warfare, which is characterized by decentralized command, that gives the marines the speed and punch to react to novel situation, which in a certain way reminds me of agile development principles.


  7. says:

    This is the most efficiently written book I ve ever read It s incredibly well structured and outlines what I imagine are largely American military philosophies I was pleasantly surprised at the strategic organizational maxims that crossover to the business world, especially ideas that apply to effective management and corporate leadership.


  8. says:

    I read this book for a class This book read much better than a class assignment I was blown away with the detail contained in this book If you are at all interested in the great USMC, this book is a must read.


  9. says:

    Was a very good overview of the basic war fighting doctrine of the Marine Corps Did not go into great detail or get stuck in the weeds It really set the the framework and the mindset from which Marines should think of and in war.


  10. says:

    I like it It distils many of the important principles from the strategy literature down into pamphlet form presumably tested as suitable for someone who is not used to reading large tracts, carrying much spare baggage, or looking for detailed references to follow up on However it rather depressingly exposes how War, and therefore the military infrastructure and mindset is an all encompassing continuous cycle, which is either preparing for war, conducting warfare, or learning new lessons fr I like it It distils many of the important principles from the strategy literature down into pamphlet form presumably tested as suitable for someone who is not used to reading large tracts, carrying much spare baggage, or looking for detailed references to follow up on However it rather depressingly exposes how War, and therefore the military infrastructure and mindset is an all encompassing continuous cycle, which is either preparing for war, conducting warfare, or learning new lessons from recent warfare.Every spare moment can be leveraged to improve personal training for combat radiness, to develop and deploy new weapons and equipment Every person, soldier, and agent are to be considered as both potential enemies, and to be considered for how they can be used to the advantage of the Commander of the forces.Militarism is an all consuming fire, because if you are not part of the military, and not part of the enemy, therefore you are unprepared, and a vulnerability which can be leveraged by the enemy


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