Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Quote of the day 14th June 2016 - and some of the people who are supposed to have said it.

Essentially the same quote: but a lot of supposed authors ...

"Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics."
- Gen. Robert H. Barrow, USMC (Commandant of the Marine Corps) noted in 1980

It's most often attributed to General Omar Bradley, by the way, which is why I put him at the top. But I don't pretend to know who really said if first.

And finally, a much older quote making a similar point:

"My logisticians are a humorless lot ... they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay."

 - Alexander

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