Thursday, January 21, 2010

For Those Who Wish To Limit The Discussion


In his farewell orders to the Manchurian Army, Kuropatkin wrote :

"Men of strong individuality are with us, unfortunately, often passed over instead of receiving accelerated promotion. Because they are a source of anxiety to some officers in peace time, they get suppressed as being headstrong. The result is that they leave the service; whilst others who possess neither force of character nor conviction, but who are subservient and always ready to agree with their superiors, are promoted." After looking back on the vast drama in which he had played so great and melancholy a part, he pronounces the final dictum :

" There is only one thing that matters, and that is the truth."

3 comments:

General Quarters said...

The long discussion following the posting on the Graf incident shows that you have tapped into a strong, heretofore hidden demand for an open forum to discuss Navy leadership issues without fear of retribution. You have created the iScuttlebutt, whether or not that was your intention. Good job.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Graf post? It was a great read!

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

Somehow that link is visible only to me. I don't know what happened. I have received a few e-mails about it. When I am logged in on my site I see it. When I come in as a visitor, I can't get to it. There were 182 comments and they are still there.