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direction of war

W. D. Bird

direction of war

a study of strategy

by W. D. Bird

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Published by The University Press in Cambridge, [Eng.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Strategy

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby W. D. Bird.
    SeriesCambridge naval and military series.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU162 .B6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 317 p., 13 leaves of fold. plates :
    Number of Pages317
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6633801M
    LC Control Number21006761
    OCLC/WorldCa8442642

    That is, wanting to plan for, discuss and debate grand strategy in total war scenarios without being sullied by looking at the actual occurrences and use of strategy in mundane, limited, and localised conflicts today. The other group is political scientists, particularly those after WW2 who Strachan believes got lost in abstract game theories and formal logics that ignored actual human conflict. The 19th Century: Theory and Technological Change. In A. His arguments are no less historically sound, but the work would benefit from a more even application of historical reference, rather than placing so much reliance on J. But, after losing the element of surprise, as well as the requirement to hit varied targets, none of the following operations had quite the same effect as the first March,

    Literally, "do not tell them words;" i. Strategic and Tactical Principles of Warfare Military commanders and theorists throughout history have formulated what they considered to be the most important strategic and tactical principles of war. Lure him away by pretending to flee—show your banners and sound your drums—make a dash for other places that he cannot afford to lose—trail brushwood and raise a dust—confound his ears and eyes—detach a body of your best troops, and place it secretly in ambuscade. He who intends therefore, to occupy a position of importance to the enemy, must begin by making an artful appointment, so to speak, with his antagonist, and cajole him into going there as well.

    With Napoleon I, however, the age of modern warfare was born. Li Ching replied: "To the soldier, overwhelming speed is of paramount importance, and he must never miss opportunities. Let us know below. London: bantam Press, pp.


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Under a combined command headed by Gen. Robert E. Two key technological developments in the war were to fashion the strategic and tactical debates of the s and s.

Sea Harrier Over the Falklands. It has struck me, however, that the true reading might be "link your army together. We are not fit to lead an army on the march unless we are familiar with the face of the country—its mountains and forests, its pitfalls and precipices, its marshes and swamps.

In SS. During the U. Those who may think that Sun Tzu is over-emphatic on this point would do well to read Col. In the Seven Years' WarFrederick faced a coalition whose various forces almost surrounded Prussia. Chang Yu's note makes the meaning clear: "If the enemy shows an inclination to advance, lure him on to do so; if he is anxious to retreat, delay on purpose that he may carry out his intention.

Wellington's seemingly ungrateful description of his army at Waterloo as "the worst he had ever commanded" meant no more than that it was deficient in this important particular—unity of spirit and courage.

He demonstrates it is confused about its key terms, divorced from its origins, and subverted in its purposes. In B. William Halsey's decision at the Battle of Leyte Gulf not to divide the fleet the principle of mass led to the pitting of the entire enormous American naval force against a decoy Japanese fleet.

Early Strategy and Tactics. Concentrate your energy and hoard your strength. Goodman Bibliography: Baylis, John, et al. Keep your army continually on the move, In order that the enemy may never know exactly where you are. A lone Vulcan or two running into attack Buenos Aires without fighter support would have been shot to hell in quick time.

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The West's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been seen as strategic failures resulting from a lack of consistent direction, of effective communication, and of governmental coordination. Leading military historian Sir Hew Strachan argues here that these failures resulted from a fundamental misreading and misapplication of strategy itself.

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