In Pursuit of Military Excellence : The Evolution of Operational Theory

In Pursuit of Military Excellence : The Evolution of Operational Theory

Description

This book offers a scientific interpretation of the field of military knowledge situated between strategy and tactics, better known as operational art', and traces the evolution of operational awareness and its culmination in a full-fledged theory. The author, a Brigadier General (ret.) in the Israeli Defence Forces and Doctor of History, King's College, London, clarifies the substance of operational art' and constructs a cognitive framework for its critical analysis. He chronicles the stages in the evolution of operational theory from the emergence of 19th-century military thought to Blitzkrieg. For the first time the Soviet theories of Deep Operations' and Strike Manoeuvre' that emerged in the 1920s and 1930 are discussed. The author argues that it is these doctrines that eventually led to the crystallization of the American Airland Battle theory, successfully implemented in the Gulf War.


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Details

Author(s)
Shimon Naveh
Format
Paperback | 424 pages
Dimensions
159 x 235 x 22.61mm | 272g
Publication date
01 Sep 1997
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0714642770
ISBN13
9780714642772
Bestsellers rank
903,710