The Echo of Battle: The Army’s way of War, by Brian McCallister Linn; is an informative book that gives understanding on how war has defined the United States, whether it’s the Gettysburg, Iraq or the invisible battle that the military is fighting. United States favorite approach is through weapons and not much skills. However, it also explains that once weapons become silent or when there aren’t as many victories during war, the developing of new strategies becomes a key focus for the United States military. The Army focusing on new strategies and ways could better prepare them for the technology advances in today’s wars against other countries. The attack on 9/11 is the excuse for causing war or fighting. The Army has always been known for its use of weapons to kill the enemy without proper judgement or analysis of the situation and there is where leaders fail in the military. Which has led to harsh criticism of the military. However, because the Army has become so exposed to killing without control has caused them to lose an array of battles. This book also highlights a problem with the military, in which the strategies used by the military are outdated and must seek revision. Therefore, with new strategies comes new leaders and new ideas.
One of the lessons that leaders can take from this book is to not be quick to attack and really understand a situation firsthand, which will make an attack better. As for long as war has been going on in the world the it’s the intuitive for leaders to tell their men to attack and think later, but that has gotten a lot of innocent men and women killed. Therefore, that can be changed by the new leaders of today. As who person who wants to be a leader...
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...plement that there be no more fighting because now people are dying for no apparent reason.
However, this book only brought one lesson to the table that I felt was relevant to being a leader in a field which is thinking before you act. Again leaders in the military are so accustomed to shoot first think later that they forget analyze the entire situation. This book highlights so many points that evolving leaders must face when entering their chosen field. Therefore, with this book I am able as a future leader to undo the concept of act first and think later. But instead I can develop new ways of dealing with the situation of the Army and it’s tactics on warfare and how it is handle. Overall this book highlighted major points when it came to the Army and how they do not have the best warfare tactics or skill. Due to lack of analyzing and understanding the situation.
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