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Offense and Defense in Strategy

Fruehling, Stephan

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The terms and are central to strategic questions, yet established conceptions relate to technical-tactical, operational, or political/ethical/legal aspects of war. While they are applicable to different levels of strategy, they are not necessarily compatible, and can not serve to classify strategy as a whole. This article proposes a strategic understanding of the two terms, and defines three strategic types of�offense�(imposition of control, compellence, exhaustion) and�defense(repellence,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/52388
Source: Comparative Strategy
DOI: 10.1080/01495930903185302

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