An unknown future and a doubtful present : writing the by Charles E. Kirkpatrick

By Charles E. Kirkpatrick

“An Unknown destiny and a uncertain current: Writing the Victory Plan of 1941”covers the paintings of then Maj. Albert C. Wedemeyer, the vital writer of the Victory Plan. in exactly forty-eight months the USA raised and built a latest military likely in a single day, a feat that owed a lot to sound army making plans. As Wedemeyer makes transparent, mobilization transcends in simple terms army issues and has to be understood to embody the potential of countries. His paintings underscores the truth that even in 1941 conflict had develop into so massive in scope, so pricey, and so technologically complicated that countries might by no means back have enough money to keep up in time of peace the armies wanted in time of conflict. the belief turns out inescapable: the USA military needs to preserve mobilization making plans on the middle of all its army making plans. army planners and all these learning mobilization and logistics will make the most of techniques Wedemeyer and his colleagues utilized in attaining their judgements at the devices and fabric wanted. The Victory Plan offers a transparent photograph of the way they approached the problem of getting ready for contemporary battle.

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356. 51Fuller, On Future Warfare, pp. 93 et seq. Fuller expressed the same poilll in various ways elsewhere in his writings as well. "52 While, therefore, the object of all military operations must be the enemy's main body, technology had changed the way to achieve that goal. No longer were great decisive battles to be fought out on the Ii ne of contact, although Fuller agreed that battle was important in order to hold the enemy in place, reduce his mobility, and constrict his freedom of action, so that the critical attacks directed against his rear could prove successful.

Fuller's reply to Frederick the Great's observation about an army's needs was that the wise commander should destroy the other army's logistics. The decisive 4 ~ Fuller, Lectw"es on FSR III , p. 72. 4'JFrederick the Grcal, lnslructions For His Generals, p. 34 . 50 Fuliez-, Lectures on FSR II J, p. 356. 51Fuller, On Future Warfare, pp. 93 et seq. Fuller expressed the same poilll in various ways elsewhere in his writings as well. "52 While, therefore, the object of all military operations must be the enemy's main body, technology had changed the way to achieve that goal.

OperatimlS Between Mechaniud Forces) (London : Sir,on Praed, 1932), PI'. 37-38. , p. 36. Emphasis in original. "39 Military operations conducted purely for the sake of fighting were anathema. Economy of action , like economy of movement, characterized the good general and typified the successful campaign. Sun Tzu adv ised not to move without some clear advantage, and not to fight unless the position was critical. Un less some specific advantage cou ld be gained from battle, no general should fight.

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