Chapter One Psychological Influence Should be the key Operational Concern. The Battle for Stalingrad during World War Two and the Battle for Huế City during Vietnam can teach many lessons about the importance of maintaining morale throughout an operation. During excessively violent and protracted engagements, the psychological effect of battle should be the key operational concern. This is especially true when policy insinuates that the objective has become the ultimate consideration in an endeavor with a multitude of factors. Stalingrad and Huế City depict what is possible when psychological elements escalate war to extreme measures.
Ask anyone who has had to overcome a lifetime of immersion in the values of war. The first step on the path is to stop listening to anyone who tries to manipulate our loyalties, our perceptions, and our fears. That way we can begin to hear and see what we need more than anything else: a path to peace. But the path is long, and war still stands in the way. What will we do to complete our journey -- the long journey of the hope of all
The end of line rhyme scheme ties the words together and emphasizes the way the stanzas are split up. The choppiness of the poem gives off the idea that war is inconstant, but the rhyme pattern bonds it together, much like soldiers bond and help each other to build each other up. Another phonological device that Wilfred Owens uses to convey his main message is alliteration. The point of alliteration is to emphasize a point by repeating the same letter or sound at the start of words. Owens uses this in the first stanza, when he writes "Knock-kneed".
Militarism is the policy of glorifying military power and keeping an army prepared for war. The military defeats before World War I such as Russia’ defeat by Japan (Russo-Japanese War), France’s defeat by Germany (Franco Prussian War) and even costly victories such as the Boer War increased the calls for improvement of military. People wanted stronger military and arms. A powerful military, at that time, means manifestation for nations and imperial strength. It could protect homeland, deter threats and guarantee trade routes and interest.
A large component to preparation-which was well learned after the Korean and Vietnam War- would also be knowing our enemy. Being able to understand, anticipate, and adapt to the enemy in different environments other than our own would give us if not the upper hand, an equal playing field. We also must be politically prepared, stemming from the highest leadership in the military, that we are going into war with the proper cause. Taking into account every aspect and weighing our odds as well as options into great detail. Being politically prepared also enables us to be well-funded.
While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted. “How to Tell a True War Story” and “Ambush” are stories that both explore on topics: truth, the real definition of a true war story, and the role of truth. O 'Brien starts off “How to Tell a True War Story” with “This is true.” Starting this story with such a bold sentence not only makes it seem more true, but to some extent, it acts as a comfort statement to the narrator’s own doubts, as if there were unspeakable uncertainties and lies of the narrator. The title of this story also comes into play, with a meta-fictional name “How to Tell a True War Story”, as if it were a guide, a manual, having a true war story tell the readers how to tell a true war story. However ironically, towards the middle of the story, us as
Air Force ROTC, 2014). These core values are values that each branch of the military holds dearly, including the Army. It is important for all members of the United States Military to do the right thing when no one is looking, the basis of integrity. Service before self pertains to the fact that an individual in the Air Force and the Military as a whole is part of something larger than themselves, something that they must prioritize even over themselves. They must make personal sacrifices for the betterment of the organization, for others within, and for the nation itself.
Revenge has historically been proclaimed a major factor in many European wars. How are wars fought? Wars are fought with the aid of the conventional forces which is simply defined as the basic/ normal forces that each country should have regardless of the size. They are divided into three categories which are land forces who are basically the armies. The motive for any countries standing military force is to defend the country from potential threats, either external or internal as the case may be.
Comparing the merits and demerits, his success much outweighs the failure for a certain. Though he is heartless and cold-blood towards his opponents, but those were means to manage and unite a country in a fast-paced and efficient way, just like a saying said, “being kind to your enemies sometimes is the same as being cruel to yourself”. In that time, Genghis Khan needed to unite whole Mongol and enhance his power among all the countries, he needed to make decision with a decisive mind. Therefore, his cruelty is understandable and inevitable. Take Qin Shi huang and Empress Wu as examples, they also used high-pressured tactics to control their followers, however, at the same time, they had great achievement and distinctive merits as Genghis Khan.