Archive for April 26th, 2012

Fire from the rear is more deadly and three times more effective than fire from the front, but to get fire behind the enemy, you must hold him by frontal fire and move rapidly around his flank.
    —    General George S. Patton Jr.
[When I first read this quote as a child, I wondered how someone would KNOW how much more effective fire from a given direction would be.  Then I learned to play chess.  Upon a lifetime of reflection, this philosophy (engage and maneuver) has proven true in even the most unlikely of situations.  Success frequently goes to those who approach indirectly.    —    KMAB]

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