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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara


  1. Empathize with your enemy

  2. Rationality will not save us

  3. There's something beyond one's self

  4. Maximize efficiency

  5. Proportionality should be a guideline in war

  6. Get the data

  7. Belief and seeing are often both wrong

  8. Be prepared to reexamine your reasoning

  9. In order to do good, you may have to engage in evil

  10. Never say never

  11. You can't change human nature