Accession Number : ADA329461

Title :   Commentary on "Victory Misunderstood"

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Biddle, Stephen D.

PDF Url : ADA329461

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This paper responds to three critiques of 'Victory Misunderstood: What the Gulf War Tells Us about the Future of Conflict' (International Security, Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall 1996). The critics both attack the analysis in 'Victory Misunderstood,' and offer their own, preferred, explanations of the Coalition's loss rate in the Gulf War. The response argues that neither the critics' attacks nor their alternative theories stand up to scrutiny, and offers a detailed rebuttal of the critics' case.

Descriptors :   *SKILLS, *TACTICAL ANALYSIS, *MILITARY TACTICS, *PERSIAN GULF WAR, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, RESPONSE, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, AWARENESS, ANALYSTS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE