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Surprise attack : lessons for defense planning

Author: Richard K Betts
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyses surprise attacks during the mid-twentieth century to illustrate the author's thesis: surprise attacks occur, not because intelligence services fail to warn, but because of the disbelief of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Betts, Richard K., 1947-
Surprise attack.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©1982
(OCoLC)622747613
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard K Betts
ISBN: 0815709307 9780815709305 0815709293 9780815709299
OCLC Number: 8628357
Description: xii, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Deterrence, Shock, and Defense --
THE PAST --
Sudden Attacks in World War II --
Sudden Attacks in the Postwar Era --
Why Surprise Succeeds, I : Operational Causes --
Why Surprise Succeeds, II: The Fog of Peace --
THE FUTURE --
The NATO Central Front, I: Politics --
The NATO Central Front, II: Operations --
Nuclear Surprise --
Beyond The Central Front --
CONCLUSIONS --
Hedging Against Surprise.
Responsibility: Richard K. Betts.

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