Any military commander has the ultimate responsibility for achieving his missions and objectives. In most cases, however, the commander must overcome deficiencies that hinder the achievement of his mission.
"A Commander's Dilemma: Admiral Yamamoto and the "Gradual Attrition" Strategy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 46
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol46/iss4/7