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The Maneuver Warfare Handbook
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
Published by Natraj Publishers
(first published 1985)
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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
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.
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.