Thursday, February 19, 2015

Shock & Awe!

 This is coolbert:

From the Internet web site we have an item concerning shock and awe as understood in the military dimension.

Shock and awe recognized as effective but temporary BUT hardly 100 % conclusive in totality.

"Will to Resist"

"Victory is rarely defined by killing everyone on the other side but rather by breaking the enemy’s will to resist"

Therefore, our object in applying firepower must be to exploit its substantial paralytic effects to gain advantage.
. . . .

"So, within the Army War College, in the year 2000, it was well understood that Shock and Awe was an extremely temporary effect."

Some historical incidents of massive and overwhelming firepower put to good use, shock and awe the result, but as noted, that temporary effect not always so very consequential or conclusive.

* Blood River. 1838.

* Bandera Pass. 1841.

* Mosby's Rangers. [1861-1865]

* Gettysburg. 1863.

* Cold Harbor. 1864.

* St. Privat. 1870.  Mars-La -Tour. 1870.

* Plevna. 1877

* The Kassel Mission. 1944.

Devoted readers to the blog can suggest additions to the list. I am sure!


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