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Ten On A Topic: Military logistics

“Amateurs study tactics—professionals study logistics.” This quote attributed to everyone from Napoleon to Patton is oft-said but rarely executed. In many ways, the study of logistics is its own worst enemy. Logistics deals in limitations as opposed to largess, what cannot be done instead of what can. In addition, the subject can be dry, boring, and a touch deterministic: industrial base and combatants multiplied by supply and transportation.

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