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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    4) Good tactics can save bad strategy but good strategy can't save bad tactics.

    what's the difference between TACTICS and STRATEGY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detective Mike Logan View Post
    i'm obsessed with the concept of military strategy and tactics in warfare? how comes sometimes an army of 200 men can defeat an army of 1000 men. are some ethnic groups more Spartan-like and genetically disposed to fighting wars??? no one is foolish enough to believe that. the answer must like in TACTICS!!

    everyone knows the germans had the best tactics in world 1 and 2 before they we're eventually overpowered by the cold Russian winter, sheer weight of numbers and overwhelming U.S technological supremacy. also how did we defeat napoleon? how did the visgoths defeat the romans? the afghans defeated the russians. even the Vietnamese defeated the americans in the Vietnam war- how so u might ask? THE ANSWER = TACTICS.

    its the only logical explanation. just like some football managers are excellent tacticians on the pitch some commanders excel when it comes to tactics and in-the-moment innovations on the battlefield. lets have a little discussion about tactics, strategy, strategic ports, communications etc......

    and who were the best battlefield stratgegists in military history? and indeed why were they so and what numerical odds did they overcome.
    The best tactic? A diplomatic solution which avoids war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detective Mike Logan View Post
    what's the difference between TACTICS and STRATEGY?
    Strategy is formulating a plan. Tactics are how you carry out that plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    Strategy is formulating a plan. Tactics are how you carry out that plan.
    i'm gonna need some for instances here. specific examples.

    its still seems a little vague to me.

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    Be strong enough no one wants to go to war with you..


    Many years ago the Palestinians tried to kidnap Russian officals hold them ransom, then one day the officals were free, no ransom paid, but place they were heald was visited bt the Spetsnaz, they were never heard from again
    no bodies no shell casings, noting, just burned buildings... no trace of anything.

    The never ever kidnapped another russian offical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detective Mike Logan View Post
    i'm gonna need some for instances here. specific examples.

    its still seems a little vague to me.
    Here's a broad example.

    Strategy: US sends 1/7th Cavalry into the Ia Drang in November 1965 to contact and destroy NVA regulars in the area. That is a plan.

    Tactics: 1/7th Cavalry is shuttled via helicopters from their base camp to LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley. An armed perimeter is established, support weapons are positioned and scouting units are sent out to locate the enemy. The enemy is engaged using small arms, light squad support weapons including M-60 light machine guns and helicopter gunships.
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    1) Know your enemy

    2) Know what you want to accomplish (vision; strategy)

    3) Devise tactics that exploit your enemy's weakness and maximize your strength

    4) Feed your tactics with information that is current.

    5) Position seers, gifted guessers and creative visionaries who can read the most likely moves of your enemies so you can feed your tactics with information that is even better than current information.

    6) Foster loyalty in those who must execute the tactics.

    7) Inspire those who must pay for it all (If you did not properly do step 2, this will be your failure)

    8) Clean up your messes or the next engagement will be harder to sustain.

    9) Read the Art of War

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-War-Sun-Tzu/dp/1936276011

    10) Don't trust politicians
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    IF you were in a desert war and you tried to outflank your enemy is this strategy or a tactic??

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    Don't go to war is the best tactic for all involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detective Mike Logan View Post
    IF you were in a desert war and you tried to outflank your enemy is this strategy or a tactic??
    Tactic.

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