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  • Stagnation and innovation in RMN thinking

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Discuss various aspects of the Honorverse universe here. Please be mindful of what you post, as not everybody has read the same amount of books. DO NOT post Honorverse fan fiction here under ANY circumstances!
 #22197  by Kevin Horner
 Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:58 pm
The link below is an essay by one Benjamin Jensin, obviously about innovation and such in the US Marine Corps. Mr. Jensen's content is debatable, of course, as it is his opinion, but I bring it to people's attention as what might be an interesting jumping-off point for discussion on strategic and tactical stagnation in a Royal/Imperial military of semi-immortals.

https://warontherocks.com/2018/08/diver ... rd%20Brief
 #22204  by John Fairbairn, KCE, MP
 Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Seems like a call to remember that bigger and more is not always the answer. It seemed like Mr. Weber spoke to that issue when he described the 1st Battle of Manticore, the 2nd Battle of Manticore, and then again when he described the Mesa attack on Manticore. Most times better wins.
 #22255  by Chester Beedle
 Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:50 am
There needs to be a balance. Some of the thinking that we can do it all by being "better," is just a justification for not being larger or more numerous. "Quantity has a quality all it's own." However, pure quantity can not make up for a large enough gap in technology, equipment, or ability. As long as there are enough of those with superior equipment and ability. It has to be good enough, and there has to be enough of it. Focus too much on one or the other and you will lose.
 #31735  by Michael Bonh
 Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:29 am
This is a cool topic to dig into. I'm currently reading Gen. Mattis' book Call Sign Chaos, and it is brought up that bigger is not all ways better and that superior tech can be a crutch. I believe that it's a bottom to top skill/work cycle that can and will make the difference. You could have the best radios, weapons and gear in the world but have crap intel, mission prep or logistics and your bound to fail (or die).
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