Robert R. Leonhard. · Rating details · ratings · 6 reviews. The Art of Maneuver is an important theoretical study of an issue that is currently the subject of. Praise for The Art of Maneuver“Robert Leonhard is one of a number of prominent young military writers, like Daniel Bolger, John Antal, Bruce. Examines how maneuver-warfare theory has been applied in military Art of Maneuver: Maneuver-Warfare Theory and Airland Battle Robert R. Leonhard.

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Takes a bit of extrapolation to see 4th generation warfare in these terms, but you won’t get anywhere on 4GW without first understanding this material.

Among the most approachable books on maneuver warfare. In short and with the above caveats in mindthis work can only be characterized as a huge disappointment. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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If possible the enemy was not killed outright but rather captured, so that later his heart could be ritually cut out and offered to Huitzicoatl. Marcelo Pitrella rated it it was amazing May 21, Whether for the sake of deities, doctrinaires, or just grand old traditions, there appears to be an immovable fixation upon attrition theory within the U.

It’s a very important book. It is a psychological contest”. See all books by Robert Leonhard. In reply he wrote: The prose could have been tightened up, and more than half the discussion in the book removed as irrelevant. The author is not necessarily referring to maneuver on the part of friendly forces although it is expected that most movements will be such but also the ability of the friendly commander to compel the enemy’s forces to “maneuver” into unfavorable terrain, thus forcing dislocation or disruption, even if friendly forces are not on the move.


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Back cover copy The Art of Maneuver is an important theoretical study of an issue that is currently the subject of much discussion in professional military journals and symposia. This material is very usefull when you are studying the maneuver warfare theories. One of the other reviewers states that this book is a tough read, but contains a great deal of info.

Product details File Size: Leonhard’s book made me hope that there were others out there who thought being an officer meant more than having a great PT score.

The Art of Maneuver: Maneuver Warfare Theory and Airland Battle

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Our leaders, junior and senior alike, should find this book well worth reading and contemplating. Mikkel rated it it was amazing Dec 28, As an example of the latter phenomenon answers versus questionshe goes to great length to explain the historical development of AirLand battle and how it was a response to the Soviet threat to Western Europe.

Presidio Press January 16, Publication Date: He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia. His attempts to provide concrete and useful definitions and concepts of military theory enraged many of his peers. The bottom line is that there is some good info in this book hence the three starsbut it really isn’t that well written or detailed in spite of some of the glowing reviews.


Maneuvetpages. It may well be that there is a great deal more to what Col. Maneuver Warfare Theory and Airland Battle. Read it Forward Read it first. Regarding Soviet doctrine, many blinded by the collapse of the Soviet Union not via military means or their lackluster withdrawal from Afghanistan confronted by an asymmetrical form of warfare that negated their conventional forcesare thus educated by Robert Leonhard.

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