Examples from history make everything clear, and in addition they afford the most convincing kind of proof in the empirical fields of knowledge. This applies more to the art of war than anything else. 1 Perhaps a final and vital conclusion is that a prolonged peacetime service is not necessarily conducive for the preparation of military personnel for war. 2
Beaumont, Roger A.
"Command Method: A Gap in Military Historiography,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss1/7