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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Soldier
Nation: British
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Further, a defensive policy involves the loss of the initiative, with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender.

Tags: Initiative, Loss, Policy

Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side.

Tags: Either, Number, War

Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low moral, the battle is as good as lost.

Tags: Battle, Good, Lost

So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable.

Tags: Moral, Struggle, Turn

The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.

Tags: Enemy, Waiting, War

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