For centuries military planning was thought to be the exclusive right of noblemen and the highest achievement of genius and charismatic leadership.
Cullen, Charles W.
"From the Kriegsacademie to the Naval War College: The Military Planning Process,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol23/iss1/4