Army officers writing painfully detailed orders on how to use mission command are “like severe alcoholics . . . in denial,” avers retired Army Lt. Col. Edwin Kennedy Jr. in the April issue of ARMY magazine, which only recently arrived on my remote island outpost.
Kennedy, who is retiring as a teacher of Command at Leadership at the Army’s Command and General Staff college, writes that, “Rather than describing the results of what they wish to achieve as an end state, many officers like to tell their subordinates how to achieve the end state. Not only do they tell the subordinates how to do their duties, they are extremely prescriptive. Sometimes, they are insultingly prescriptive."
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles are seen at a grand military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) February 9, 2018 (KCNA/Reuters)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of 20 undeclared ballistic missile operating bases in North Korea serves as a missile headquarters, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published on Monday.