Second Honorable Mention, 1925
Motto: “War is the sum of all the forces and pressures operative at a given period.”
I. War and National Strategy.—War is the weighing of our national capacity to exert and resist pressure against that of the enemy nation or nations.
A war is decided when the national strength or the will to conquer of one of the opposing nations or alliances breaks. As there is no nation, however strong or powerful, whose national strength will not break if subjected to severe enough pressure for a sufficient period of time, it is necessary that we bring the enemy nation to the breaking strain before our own nation reaches it.