The spirit of the offensive, so characteristic and so much a part of the tradition of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps, is an illusive and abstract quality, hard to define and difficult to describe, but nonetheless vital and meaningful.
Thomas, Charles S.
"Spirit of the Offensive,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol8/iss7/2