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The Maneuver Warfare Handbook

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Book Summary of Maneuver Warfare Handbook Despite of all the attention, maneuver warfare remains a subject of much confusion. Some say, "It's just a fancy new name for what we've always done." Others call it "common sense tactics", as if all it requires is a bit of common sense. Maneuver warfare can be thought of as military judo. It is way of fighting smart, of out-thinki ...more
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James
Mar 15, 2008 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in military strategy, policy, and spending
More relevant than ever now that the Cold War is over and most current and future warfare is low-tech and low-firepower, the rest of the world having drawn the reasonable conclusion that the American military is unbeatable at high-intensity high-tech war. Lind argued against the shaping of defense organization and strategy driven by the desire of defense contractors to sell complicated and expensive weapons and equipment, rather than by what best fits a situation. Currently we have a situation i ...more
John Davis
Mar 29, 2015 John Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: strategery
Clear and concise explanation of core principles of maneuver warfare with an excellent annotated bibliography. I have not yet finished the academy lectures at the end of the book, but Lind's portions immediately suggested a number of ideas in my own field.
TK Keanini
Apr 09, 2007 TK Keanini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lind was influenced by Col John Boyd and this is how I came to know this book. This is the classic understanding of Maneuver Warfare. I hope to have the time to learn more about this domain. Reading a terrain map, applying new theories, hours and hours of fun.
Bubesh Kumar
Dec 04, 2014 Bubesh Kumar rated it really liked it
Excellent intro to Maneuver warfare. The lecture scripts appended in the book makes the concepts easy to understand.
Jerry
Mar 30, 2011 Jerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military-history
Decent introduction to the concepts of maneuver warfare. Includes a set of lectures that were given at the USMC AW school in addition to Lind's work.
Jeroen
Oct 11, 2007 Jeroen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in strategy and human behaviour
Very interesting stuff..., rather a dull read however... Once fully read and sunken in it offers a great deal of valuable information
Krishnan Rgp
Sep 07, 2014 Krishnan Rgp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended.
Sheds light on need of d hr requirements in d organisation.
Amply clarifies some commonly used terms for d benefit of young warriors.
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