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This paper is part of the '2017 School of Armour Papers'


In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable - Dwight D Eisenhower

Great generals throughout history are distinguished by their capacity to assess and react to rapidly changing military situations. This ability is a combination of natural talent and experience, but how do we train this in the 21st century commander and planner?  In this paper, Daniel outlines historical context, modern cognitive theories and contemporary limitations to answer this question.