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Military adaptation in war : with fear of change

Author: Williamson Murray
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"Military Adaptation in War addresses one of the most persistent, yet rarely examined, problems that military organizations confront: namely, the problem of how to adapt under the trying, terrifying conditions of war. This work builds on the volume that Professor Williamson Murray edited with Allan Millett on military innovation (a quite different problem, though similar in some respects). In Clausewitzian terms,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Williamson Murray
ISBN: 9781107006591 1107006597
OCLC Number: 731192657
Description: ix, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction: the background to military adaptation --
2. The historical framework of adaptation --
3. Complex adaptation: the Western front 1914-1918 --
4. Flawed adaptation: German adaptation: the opening battles of World War II --
5. The battle for the British Isles: June 1940-May 1941 --
6. Adaptation in the air war: RAF bomber command and Luftwaffe's air defenses (15 May 1940-7 May 1945) --
7. The 1973 Yom Kippur War --
8. Conclusion: adaptation and the future.
Responsibility: Williamson Murray.

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