On reconsidering the discussion on Egypt at the Cabinet meeting of yesterday, I am impressed by the danger of delaying action.
Douglas hadn't been impressed with Blalok's attempt at a delaying action.
The position held by the enemy is a very strong one, either for delaying action or for a defensive battle.
The position held by the enemy was a very strong one, either for a delaying action or for a defensive battle.
Evidently Longstreet was not delaying action; he was awaiting their motions.
In other words, the city clings to the fine old American policy of delaying action until some calamity makes it necessary.
(p. 210) These small maneuvers may be gradually developed by having one side establish an outpost or fight a delaying action, etc.