Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

November 11, 2016

Leading The Armed Forces

By David Reiss

photo by Walter Maderbacher

Xenophon of Athens was a soldier in a military campaign in Persia over two thousand years ago that he recounted in Anabasis (“An Ascent”), also known as The Persian Expedition. He writes,

There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.

A thought for forthcoming Veterans Days.


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