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 Posted: Wed Mar 26th, 2008 04:53 pm
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I think politics refers to relations with civilian authorities.  Unfortunately, we saw many instances of politics being fought out within armies.  That was not a good quality.  An army properly motivated and organized with subordinates given responsibility should not have internal politics.  In the case of the great generals internal politics were minimized.

All generals, great and small, were involved with -- militarily, up/down, and civilian.

But here we're honing our definitions to reach a place of agreement, and this might well have been the point of introducing the thread.

I would put this into the broader "tactics" quality.  Perhaps it should be on its own.

I'd vote for "on its own." No one deny that Lee was a tactical genious, but sometimes he lost sight of the big picture. So maybe I've just ruined my argument?


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