OUR TACTICAL READINESS FOR WAR
By Commander Russell Willson, U. S. Navy
The term "Tactical Readiness for War" may be used in a broad or in a narrow sense. In this article it is used in the more restricted sense as referring to our "Readiness for War" in the field of pure tactics. The collateral branches of tactics which are concerned with material and operating efficiency in communications, damage control, engineering and gunnery are here considered only for purposes of illustration and comparison.
On this basis "Our Tactical Readiness for War," may be defined as the degree of our knowledge and skill in the art of maneuver, position and combination,—the art which seeks to destroy the enemy by coordinating and concentrating against him the tactical elements of mobility, communications, protection and armament.
Standards of Tactical Readiness