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the Literary Expression of Battlefield Touchstones

Magazine Staff

"Who the Author of this Production is, is wholly unnecessary to the Public, as the Object for Attention is the DOCTRINE ITSELF, not the MAN. Yet it may not be unnecessary to say, That he is unconnected with any Party, and under no sort of Influence public or private, but the influence of reason and principle."
by Thomas Paine [Introduction Common Sense (14 Feb 1776)]
"What's in a name? It's nothing, just another word, till you give it meaning."
by Louis L'Amour [Comstock Lode (1981)]
"A name is just a name. It is only a word, like any other word; one is as good as another, or none at all."
by Takashi Matsuoka [Cloud of Sparrows (2003)]

Suffice it to say that the editorial staff of COMBAT magazine is composed of combat veterans and military retirees, who are experienced writers and knowledgeable publishers. This publication is not about ego gratification or making money. The staff exists to enable authors to express themselves as well as possible on these sensitive and complex matters. If the staff does its job well, then, like the unseen hand of invisible management, the audience will not be aware of the labors necessary for publication; but if difficulties occur, please bring them to our attention. We want this publication to reflect our professional standards.

"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."
by Henry John Kaiser
"There's no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit."
by Ronald Wilson Reagan
"Should the work be interrupted by my death, then what is found can only be called a mass of conceptions not brought into form; but as these are open to endless misconceptions, they will doubtless give rise to a number of crude criticisms: for in these things, every one thinks, when he takes up his pen, that whatever comes into his head is worth saying and printing, and quite as incontrovertible as that twice two make four."
by Karl von Clausewitz [Introduction On War (10 July 1827)


C O M B A T, the Literary Expression of Battlefield Touchstones