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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2019 8:57 p.m. PST

….WARFARE OF THE EARLY AMERICAN NAVY.

"As a simple lesson in mission command, new lieutenants and sergeants could certainly do worse than A Message to Garcia. Given ambiguous orders by President William McKinley to find Cuban insurgent leader Calixto Garcia, Lt. Andrew Rowan "landed off the coast of Cuba from an open boat, disappeared into the jungle, and in three weeks came out the other side of the island . . . having delivered his letter to Garcia." Rowan's orders enable "disciplined initiative in accomplishment" of his commander's intent…"
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