The “deconstruction” of texts—a postmodernist technique that denies the existence of objectively true meanings—can be usefully applied, with adaptations, to the military world. A Marine officer argues that it generates valuable insights by identifying everything that a document’s drafters thought most important, less important, and not important enough to mention.
Ridderhof, Phillip J.
"Thinking Out of the Box—Reading Military Texts from a Different Perspective,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 55
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol55/iss4/9