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 Posted: Fri Mar 28th, 2008 02:04 pm
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ashbel wrote:  That is why in today's modern american military the emphasis is putting decision making at the lowest effective level.  Generals do not have a monopoly on making good decisions.  Many of the disasters in the Civil War could have been avoided had generals allowed their subordinates to operate within the limits of broader strategic objectives rather than micro-managing every move.




Excellent points.

 

Two great triumphs occurred when the junior officers and rank and file showed initiative and agility at Chattanooga and Nashville rather than waiting for orders to trickle down…

 

Good commanders tend to plan what they *want* to happen and allow others to *make* it happen...

 

 

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