On Flexibility: Recovery from Technological and Doctrinal Surprise on the Battlefield Meir Finkel

ISBN: 9780804774888

Published: February 28th 2011

Hardcover

336 pages


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On Flexibility: Recovery from Technological and Doctrinal Surprise on the Battlefield  by  Meir Finkel

On Flexibility: Recovery from Technological and Doctrinal Surprise on the Battlefield by Meir Finkel
February 28th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 336 pages | ISBN: 9780804774888 | 9.61 Mb

This book addresses one of the basic questions in military studies: How can armies cope effectively with technological and doctrinal surprises—ones that leave them vulnerable to new weapons systems and/or combat doctrines?Author Meir Finkel contendsMoreThis book addresses one of the basic questions in military studies: How can armies cope effectively with technological and doctrinal surprises—ones that leave them vulnerable to new weapons systems and/or combat doctrines?Author Meir Finkel contends that the current paradigm—with its over-dependence on intelligence and an all-out effort to predict the nature of the future battlefield and the enemys capabilities—generally doesnt work.Based on historical case analysis of successful under-fire recovery and failure to recover, he identifies the variables that have determined these outcomes, and he presents an innovative method for military force planning that will enables armies to deal with the uncertainties of future wars in real time.His proposed method combines conceptual, doctrinal, cognitive, command, organizational, and technological elements to produce optimal battlefield flexibility and adaptability.

He then demonstrates that, when properly applied, this method can eliminate most obstacles to overcoming battlefield surprises.



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