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Keep Reading. One of the most important aspects of their worship was to provide Huitzicoatl with his favorite nectar—human blood.

If possible the enemy was not killed outright but rather captured, so that later his heart could be ritually cut out and offered to Huitzicoatl. And since all participants basically worshiped the same gods and viewed the flowery wars from the same perspective, there was a sort of cooperation, rather than competition, associated with the fighting.

Each side was meticulous about giving the enemy the best opportunity to prepare for the battle. To win and win cheaply would have been regarded as blasphemy—selfishly withholding the proper blood sacrifice. Thankfully, Huitzicoatl is dead—or is he? Can we perhaps detect his sanguinary presence in our army today?

Can we track his bloody footprints along the halls of our training institutions? Do we hear his priests chanting as we listen to the latest versions of our fighting doctrine being preached?

Whether for the sake of deities, doctrinaires, or just grand old traditions, there appears to be an immovable fixation upon attrition theory within the U. The priorities found in doctrinal manuals, in schools, in combat units, and most important, in the souls of our leaders often appear to be aimed at destroying rather than defeating, at fighting fairly rather than stealing every possible advantage over the enemy, and at pursuing perfection in method rather than obtaining decisive results.

Virtually every effort—whether designing new vehicles, improving weapons or munitions, developing new tactical concepts, or training officers—seems bent on fighting toe-to-toe with a prepared enemy, leaning into his strength, and outlasting him rather than outthinking him. This book is aimed at investigating these trends: defining them, exposing their weaknesses, and breaking the cognitive logjam that threatens to block creative approaches to developing effective fighting doctrine.

There is a wealth of innovation and energy within our combat-arms leaders that will never be channeled effectively under the constraints imposed by our current doctrine and institutionalized inertia.

This study is designed to offer some new thoughts and to inject new directions in our doctrinal developments. His attempts to provide concrete and useful definitions and concepts of military theory enraged many of his peers. In all the arts, as in all the situations of life, knowledge and skill are two altogether different things, and if one often succeed through skill alone, it is never but the union of the two that constitutes a superior man and assures complete success.

It seems that throughout all walks of life, and particularly within the military profession, there persists a dislike, even a fear, of definitions. Within the U. Army there seems to be a recurring trend first to organize, categorize, and lend specificity to the field manuals and other publications that articulate our doctrine, and then to retreat from such assertions in the name of encouraging innovative thinking. Then again, as a captain I was pleased to find revised manuals that offered well-organized, specific tactical procedures for small units.

I have observed the cycle continue ever since: an attempt to articulate specific and useful ideas followed by a cautious retreat into vagueness. But without some established definitions and principles, a journey into military theory is impossible. Therefore, this chapter is devoted to defining terms and concepts to be used throughout the remainder of the book. It is necessary to prepare for our examination of the subject by first establishing a framework for discussion. I have drawn upon many sources for this chapter, and in some instances I will suggest some new ideas.

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Attrition warfare is to grind down the enemys forces until you can impose your will on him. Maneuver warfare is the means of using force at the right point and time, accomplishing a goal. Robert R Robert Leonhard. The Art of Maneuver is his first book, and military readers will appreciate his grasp of military history, forceful analysis, and adventurous writing style.

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