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作者 Lawrence, Christopher A., author
書名 War by numbers : understanding conventional combat / Christopher A. Lawrence
出版項 Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9781612348865 (paperback : alkaline paper)
9781612349152 (epub)
9781612349169 (mobi)
9781612349176 (pdf)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  U39 .L375 2017    在架上    30610020578126
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  355.02 L419    到期 08-12-21    30550100659927
說明 xiv, 374 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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附註 "A study of the basic nature of conventional warfare based on extensive analysis of historical combat to indicate the impact that various factors have on warfare"--Provided by publisher
"War by Numbers assesses the nature of conventional warfare through the analysis of historical combat. Christopher A. Lawrence establishes what we know about conventional combat and why we know it. By demonstrating the impact a variety of factors have on combat he moves such analysis beyond the work of Carl von Clausewitz and into modern data and interpretation. Using vast data sets, Lawrence examines force ratios, the human factor in case studies from World War II and beyond, the combat value of superior situational awareness, and the effects of dispersion, among other elements. Lawrence challenges existing interpretations of conventional warfare and shows how such combat should be conducted in the future, simultaneously broadening our understanding of what it means to fight wars by the numbers"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-374)
1. Understanding War -- 2. Force Ratios -- 3. Attacker versus Defender -- 4. Human Factors -- 5. Measuring Human Factors in Combat : Italy, 1943-1944 -- 6. Measuring Human Factors in Combat : Ardennes and Kursk, July 1943 -- 7. Measuring Human Factors in Combat : Modern Wars -- 8. Outcome of Battles -- 9. Exchange Ratios -- 10. The Combat Value of Superior Situational Awareness -- 11. The Combat Value of Surprise -- 12. The Nature of Lower Levels of Combat -- 13. The Effects of Dispersion on Combat -- 14. Advance Rates -- 15. Casualties -- 16. Urban Legends -- 17. The Use of Case Studies -- 18. Modeling Warfare -- 19. Validation of the TNDM -- 20. Conclusions -- Appendix 1: Dupuy's Timeless Verities of Combat -- Appendix 2: Dupuy's Combat Advance Rate Verities -- Appendix 3: Dupuy's Combat Attrition Verities
鏈接 Online version: Lawrence, Christopher A., author. War by numbers Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2017 9781612349152 (DLC) 2017023706
主題 Warfare, Conventional -- History
Combat -- History
Warfare, Conventional -- Philosophy
Military art and science -- History
HISTORY / Military / United States. bisacsh
HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century. bisacsh
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