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Soldiers’ Interlude: The Symptoms of Withdrawal

Gregory A. Daddis

in No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199746873
eISBN:
9780199897179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746873.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 8 concentrates on how MACV assessed the organizational effectiveness of U.S. Army units serving in Vietnam in 1970. Did officers sense there had been a deterioration of combat effectiveness ... More


French Surrender in 1940: Soldiers, Commanders, Civilians

Martin S. Alexander

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

French surrender in 1940 is typically written as a misleading narrative of wholesale collapse. This chapter re-assesses the surrenders in a variety of sites, scales and contexts: by disorientated ... More


Is It Mainly Tactics?

Omar Ashour

in How ISIS Fights: Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474438216
eISBN:
9781474495554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438216.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces the puzzle of the military endurance and combat effectiveness of ISIS/IS, though outnumbered and outgunned by substantially stronger state and nonstate militaries. Beginning ... More


Agency with a Tactical Edge

Omar Ashour

in How ISIS Fights: Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474438216
eISBN:
9781474495554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438216.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The chapter outlines the research findings on how ISIS fights and what makes it unique in terms of relative combat effectiveness. It presents concluding observations for future research, with finding ... More


Creating Military Power: The Sources of Military Effectiveness

Risa A. Brooks and Elizabeth A. Stanley (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753999
eISBN:
9780804768092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753999.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines how societies, cultures, political structures, and the global environment affect countries' military organizations. Unlike most analyses of countries' military power, which focus ... More


How ISIS Fights: Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt

Omar Ashour

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474438216
eISBN:
9781474495554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438216.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

How can a widely hated, massively outnumbered and ludicrously outgunned organisation expands to occupy over 120 cities, towns and villages from the Southern Philippines to Western Libya? How can it ... More


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