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WIN ANY BATTLE

1 DEPLOY A SPECIAL FORCES HEALTH PLAN

In his 41-year military career, Gen. Martin Dempsey faced bombs, snipers, and throat cancer. “The key factor in survival is immediate action,” Dempsey says. Charge in with all the firepower you have. The only way out, he adds, “is through.” To combat his cancer, he quickly assembled a medical team and laid out an action plan: “I asked my oncologist, surgeon, and radiologist to meet together instead of individually. It was typical military strategy.” Think economy of force; use all force available in the most effective way possible. His cancer remains in remission.

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