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Swarming and the future of warfare

Author: Sean J A Edwards; Rand Corporation.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 2005.
Series: Dissertation (Pardee Rand Graduate School), RGSD-189.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Swarming occurs when several military units conduct a convergent attack on a target from multiple axes. The author derives a simple theory that explains the phenomenology of swarming. He considers command and control, communications, home field advantage, surprise, fratricide, and training and identifies the primary variables to most important successful swarming.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean J A Edwards; Rand Corporation.
OCLC Number: 60879479
Description: xx, 313 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Methodology --
History of linear warfare --
History of non-linear warfare --
Historical analysis --
Towards a theory of successful swarming --
Vapor swarming and other non-linear dispersed operations (NLDOS) --
Policy implications of swarming and NLDOs.
Series Title: Dissertation (Pardee Rand Graduate School), RGSD-189.
Responsibility: Sean J.A. Edwards.
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Swarming occurs when several military units conduct a convergent attack on a target from multiple axes. The author derives a simple theory that explains the phenomenology of swarming. He considers command and control, communications, home field advantage, surprise, fratricide, and training and identifies the primary variables to most important successful swarming.

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