Mahan and a 'decisive battle'
Is it the case of a boiling kettle?
Blowing a lot of hot steam
That to some, May natural seem!
Of navies and land wars wrote Corbett
Sometimes sneered at Mahan, and yet
Cherry picked his naval wars to get His students
To read The 'Green Pamphlet'
That Mahan was inspired by Jomini
Certainly adds to the acrimony
That drives some of us Out of our wits
To read That Corbett also drew from Clausewitz
To us who have little choice
Since the greats already rolled their dice
Mutely to their ideas We must agree,
Till we can
Contribute with better pedigree!!
With loud music blaring its way into my brain, its really difficult to find the words to say something that you cant even think about... The music is an anaesthetic, numbing the brain, forcing it to resign its otherwise unceasing efforts to keep the flow of thought flowing, however, ephemeral those thoughts may be... Rhymes are not even round the corner....
So please accept these modest wishes...
I hope that the New Year brings you health, satisfaction and peace of mind. The courage and conviction to set aside beliefs, to take the risk and follow the calling of your heart....