Tactics are simple, operational command-and-control more difficult, and a grasp of the strategic harder still. The greatest demand that war places on its practitioners is in the realm of strategy, "the region dominated by the powers of the intellect," as Carl von Clausewitz contends in his chapter on military genius in On War. The 21st-century warrior must be able to think about a problem in terms beyond his or her own personal and limited training and experience. Comprehensive education gives a leader the tools to do just that.
Re-Education for the 21st-Century Warrior
Humanistic studies play a crucial role in strategically educating future leaders.
By Rear Admiral Jacob Shuford, USN (Ret.)