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Churchill on seapower

“Sea-power, when properly understood, is a wonderful thing.”

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How a great strategist operated

Napoleon, writes Walter Russell Mead, “had the ambition and singleness of purpose to decide which people mattered to him, and then to give them what they wanted.”

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Reasons for military structure: More on why we have officers and enlisted peeps

One reason rulers liked having foreigners in the ranks was that outlanders were thought less likely to ally themselves with peasant revolts.

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