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Military misfortunes : the anatomy of failure in war

Author: Eliot A Cohen; John Gooch
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rejecting accepted theories for unexpected military disasters, the authors brilliantly analyze disasters of great magnitude. They assert that military misfortune turns not on individual or collective  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cohen, Eliot A.
Military misfortunes.
New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1990
(OCoLC)631396226
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eliot A Cohen; John Gooch
ISBN: 0029060605 9780029060605
OCLC Number: 20356932
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Why misfortune? --
Analyzing failure --
Failure to learn : American antisubmarine warfare in 1942 --
Failure to anticipate : Israel Defense Forces on the Suez Front and the Golan Heights, 1973 --
Failure to adapt : the British at Gallipoli, August 1915 --
Aggregate failure : the defeat of the Aerican Eighth Army in Korea, November-December 1950 --
Catastophic failure : The Freanch Army and Air Force, May-June 1940 --
What can be done?
Responsibility: Eliot A. Cohen, John Gooch.

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