Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
I recently read “Tolstoy on War,” edited by Rick McPeak and Donna Tussing Orwin. This series of essays on Tolstoy's War and Peace is a must-read for serious students of the profession of arms.
I commend, in particular, Dr. Elizabeth Samet's essay on "The Disobediences of War and Peace."
As we contemplate our strategies for an unpredictable future, we would do well to heed Tolstoy's caution:
"When a man finds himself in motion, he always thinks up a goal for that motion."