In the essay “The Ecstasy of War”, Barbara Ehrenreich (1997) states the transformation from ordinary people to warriors instead of aggressive instinct can persuade men to prevail in war. Generally, the wars are risky means which designed to secure the people’s interests. Sometimes, the aggressive impulses can make a great contribution to the actual battle. But the war-like calmness, as well as the unwavering aiming and fire ability, is the key to take advantages in modern warfare. Actually, fighting is only a simple component of war and it cannot control the whole war.
Henry pleads with the people to not deceive them. In the remaining paragraphs of Henry’s speech, reasons are given as to why he supposes that war is not only unavoidable but that it had actually already begun. In doing everything to avert the situation at hand, they were now prostrated in attempting reconciliation to England. Even though they had taken this position of the matter, England acted in response with tyrannical hands toward them. Henry viewed this response as violent and an insult.
General Douglas MacArthur stated, “Yours is the profession of arms, the will to win, the sure knowledge that in war there is no substitute for victory, that if you lose, the Nation will be destroyed, that the very obsession of your public service must be duty, honor, country. First, professionals are who and what they are because they acquire expertise. They produce uniquely expert work, not routine or repetitive work. Doctors, Lawyers and Soldiers all share in this unique responsibility. Effectiveness, rather than pure efficiency, is the key to the work of professionals—the sick want a cure, the accused want exoneration, and the defenseless seek security.
The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.
His responsibility was to ensure the security of the United States of America. It was clear that allowing the USSR to establish a first strike capability in a short period of time would only lead to them taking advantage of the situation and attack the United States. An attack was NOT in the best interests of America’s security interests. Therefore, he did his job. Although instead of taking the military’s advice, and launching an invasion, Kennedy does deserve credit for the innovative approach of the blockade.
Without it you begin to make mistakes you wouldn't normaly make, and situations can get the better of you. If you have dissention amongst the ranks, especially dissention amongst superiors and their underlings, you have a formula which invites and inevitably ends in chaos. Chaos is the number one thing you can't have in a fighting force, prepared to defend and die for country if it should come to that. Theres no way to stress enough the absolute neccesity of COHESION amongst the units in the military. If there is emotion, discrimination, hostility or destructive behavior in any of the GI's in a platoon, there is a distinct possibility that morale will be damaged and the unit becomes a high school clique, rather than the elite fighting force the United States Army is known as across the
If so, why? I believe that most managers probably use punishment when they feel trapped or pressured from people above themselves. Ultimately, punishment is used as a means of coercing someone into doing something they otherwise are not doing. With any sort of punishment, the offender must be convinced that the consequences of the punishment outweigh the benefit of continuing to do business as usual. If the offender feels as if it is more beneficial to continue to slack off because of the work required to put forth an effort, the punishment will be useless.