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Contentious Counting Rods

“…knowing the foe is harder than strategists like Sun Tzu allow. Foreign militaries resemble “black boxes” in peacetime…outsiders know what they look like outwardly. They can tabulate lists of ranges, payloads, and other technical specifications, and venture informed guesswork about … Continue reading

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Enterprise…Really?

Can a bureaucratic military force be considered an enterprise?  Certainly, by definition, state-owned organizations can be a considerable undertaking.    Success requires initiative and resourcefulness in every organization and while hazards are always present in military operations, a government bureaucracy … Continue reading

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The Historic Chinese Admiral & Explorer

The Chinese Admiral Zheng He led several expeditions between 1405 and 1433.  Up to 300 ships and 28,000 men travelled all across Asia, Africa, the Pacific and even the Americas.  The travels were not of conquest, but trade, diplomacy and discovery.  … Continue reading

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