Originally setting out to write the very book that he would have wanted to own as a young infantryman, the author penned On Tactics as a remedy for navigating the chaotic and inchoate realm of tactical theory. Challenging centuries-old conventional wisdom regarding the principles of war, tactics, and the roles of strategy, doctrine, experiential learning, and military history, Friedman’s work offers a striking synthesis of thinking on tactics as well as strategy.
“”Friedman’s On Tactics fills a critical gap and is an important read for both the emerging tactician and seasoned strategist alike. A vital addition to the professional military library for its organizing theory on tactics alone, his substantive appendices and the interwoven historical examples and insights from fellow intellectual heavyweights make this book a must-read for the individual and must-share for the leader.”” -RealClearDefense “”This work is an interesting salvo into an area that does deserve review. His position is certainly understandable… This work suggests some interesting proposals.”” -The Military Review
About the Author
B. A. Friedman entered the Marine Corps after graduating high school. He attended The Ohio State University and gained a B.A. in history as well as the Naval War College where he gained an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies. He transitioned to the Marine Corps Reserve in 2016 as a Captain.