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In pursuit of military excellence : the evolution of operational theory

Author: Shimon Naveh
Publisher: London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 1997.
Series: Cummings Center series, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work offers an interpretation of the intermediate field of military knowledge situated between strategy and tactics and traces the evolution of operational awareness and its culmination in a  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Naveh, Shimon.
In pursuit of military excellence.
London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 1997
(DLC) 97014835
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shimon Naveh
ISBN: 9781136309250 113630925X
OCLC Number: 839304563
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 398 pages).
Contents: certainly the most important work of military theory in recent years. foriegn Affairs Mar/Apr 1998 RUSI Journal - October 1998 - Reviewed By Lieutenant General Scott Grant "it is perhaps not surprising that Shimon Navez, in his book In Pursuit of Military Excellence, considers the evolution of the operational theory of warfare with such a rare combination of intellectual rigour and military expertise." "..he has, in my opinion, written an important book.." "..quality of his analysis nor the deepth of his research.." "Suffice to say that this is a very good book indeed: it should be required reading for every serious soldier." Cambridge Review of International Affairs - Reviewed by Andrew Coller "Shimon Naveh"s book is both readable and a valuable exposition of the Russian experience and thought which, even now, remains difficult for Western readers to access easily. It also provides clear insight into the mistakes of the past through a critique of commanders who have held blindly to a philosophy of war that was grounded in a mistaken assumption about how to achieve a strategic aim - the battle of destruction. His book is neither too technical nor too simplistic and provides the reader with an interesting view on how today"s modern Western military doctrine has evolved and has been implemented." SLAVIC REVIEW "It is therefore in his explicit and thorough application of systems theory to military theory that the work derives msuch of its novelty." Journal of Military History- mixed review- see file " It is potentially important, carefully researched, and frequently insightful; but it is also distinctly biased, unsoundly argued, and maddeningly composed
Series Title: Cummings Center series, 7.
Responsibility: Shimon Naveh.
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