Archivo de la categoría 'Maneuver Warfare'

Nov1

Genesis and practice of the Russian strategy of deep operation.

Incursion to Tatsinskaya’s airport in the Christmas of 1942 Introduction. After the invasion of the USSR by the 3 Groups of Armies of the Wehrmatch (North, C; Center, B; South, A) on June 22, 1941, remained clear the higher capacity and efficiency of these, opposite to the Soviet armies deployed in the border and in […]

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Publicado en: COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT EAST VS WEST WARFARE General GEOGRAPHY AND OPERATIONS GROUND MILITARY TRANSITABILITY Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Principles of the Operational Strategy Russia War Theory Second World War THE EASTERN FRONT IN SECOND WORLD WAR. THE FUNCTIONAL OR POSITIONAL DISLOCATION OF THE ENEMY THE INDUCED SHOCK IN THE ENEMY The Study of Military Themes THE VULNERABILITIES OF THE ENEMY TRANSITABILITY OR GROUND ONGOING USSR WAR THEORY

Mar24

The Tactical or Operational Military Success. Its Signs.

Introduction. It is not a question of defining how to act, thing that already we try to do in other published articles or that they will be in a future. But that, perceiving in the operations development certain facts, guidelines or behaviors of the conflicting parts and of the objective conditions (of the ground, etc.), […]

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Publicado en: COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT COMMAND'S CUALITIES CORRECT SENSE OF THE COMMAND Crisis and Conflicts EUROPE DEFENSE GEOGRAPHY AND OPERATIONS GROUND MILITARY TRANSITABILITY Ideological Conflicts INTERNAL CIVIL CONFLICTS Maneuver Warfare Military History MILITARY MOTIVATION Military Theory Modern Warfare National Defense NATIONAL OR TOTAL STRATEGY Operational Strategy SMALL MILITARY UNITS Strategy TACTICS THE COMBAT THE EASTERN FRONT IN SECOND WORLD WAR. TRANSITABILITY OR GROUND ONGOING


Jul1

THE MILITARY SURPRISE AS ART AND HETERODOXY

Almost all the technologies, tactics and operations directed to obtaining the tactical or operational surprise over the enemy, can be benevolent considered at the edge of the regulations and existing procedure. That are practised in the different countries and groups of them or supranational alliances. Between other reasons, to fight only according to the “book” […]

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Publicado en: COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT COMMAND'S CUALITIES CORRECT SENSE OF THE COMMAND Evils of Bureaucracy Maneuver Warfare Military Theory Modern Warfare Principles of the War SECURITY ZONE OF THE FORCES SMALL MILITARY UNITS TACTICS THE COMBAT THE EXPOSED OR NEGLECTED FLANKS IN THE ENEMY DEPLOYMENT THE FUNCTIONAL OR POSITIONAL DISLOCATION OF THE ENEMY THE INDUCED SHOCK IN THE ENEMY THE SURPRISE THE VULNERABILITIES OF THE ENEMY

May30

THE MANEUVER WARFARE. THE CONCEPT OF THE MODERN AIRLAND BATTLE. (SECOND PART).

AN INTERPRETATION BY FIELDMARSCHAL ERICH VON MANSTEIN.   (CONTINUATION)   Results of the German counterattack and its trascendence. Nevertheless, the booty gained was scanty. Von Manstein declared that there were approximately 23,000 dead Soviet soldiers and 9,000 captured Soviet soldiers. The materiel captured were approximately 615 tanks (probably largely recovered), 354 campaign guns, 69 anti-aircraft […]

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Publicado en: COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT COMMAND'S CUALITIES CORRECT SENSE OF THE COMMAND EAST VS WEST WARFARE GEOGRAPHY AND OPERATIONS GROUND MILITARY TRANSITABILITY Ideological Conflicts Maneuver Warfare Military History Modern Warfare Russia War Theory Strategy THE EASTERN FRONT IN SECOND WORLD WAR. USSR WAR THEORY


May31

THE MANEUVER WARFARE. THE CONCEPT OF THE MODERN AIRLAND BATTLE.

AN INTERPRETATION BY FIELDMARSCHAL ERICH VON MANSTEIN.     A little known example illustrates the omnipresent transcendence of logistics and the line of communication (more or less branched out) in operations and their final results. Between January 29 and mid-March 1943, the Soviets developed an operation called Donbass at the southwest of the Donetz. This […]

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Publicado en: COMBINED ARMS UNITS IN COMBAT COMMAND'S CUALITIES CORRECT SENSE OF THE COMMAND EAST VS WEST WARFARE GROUND MILITARY TRANSITABILITY Ideological Conflicts Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Russia War Theory Second World War THE EASTERN FRONT IN SECOND WORLD WAR. TRANSITABILITY OR GROUND ONGOING USSR WAR THEORY

Dic1

THE CHINDITS: FORCES OF DEEP INCURSION.

AN OPERATIONAL EXPLOITATION OF THE ENEMY REAR A process that we will call of “cascade surprise” was created at the south of the operations theater of the Far East by the British general Orde Wingate at the beginning of 1.944. For it he used the deep incursion force, type light reinforced division, called the Chindits. […]

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Publicado en: Central Asia COMMAND'S CUALITIES FAR EAST Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Operational Strategy Second World War SOUTHEAST OF ASIA Strategy TÁCTICAS THE COMBAT The Study of Military Themes


Feb1

THE SOVIET OPERATIONAL STRATEGY III.

(continuation) THE TANKS ARMIES AS SUMMIT WEAPON OF THE ART SCIENCE OF THE SOVIET WARFARE. Its structure, its operational characteristics and its performance according to the Soviet military Theory and in the practice. The practical failures of the Soviet deployments. His tactical and operative employ in the marches and combats. Once inserted the tanks army […]

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Publicado en: Atomic Conflicts Crisis and Conflicts Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Second World War Strategy USSR WAR THEORY

Dic1

THE SOVIET OPERATIONAL STRATEGY.

THE TANKS ARMIES AS THE SUMMIT WEAPON OF THE ART SCIENCE OF THE SOVIET WARFARE. Its structure, its operational characteristics and its performance according to the Soviet military Theory and in the practice. The practical failures of the Soviet deployments. From 1943, after the breakthrough of the German semi continuous fronts by the shock or […]

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Publicado en: Atomic Conflicts Crisis and Conflicts Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Russia War Theory Second World War USSR WAR THEORY


Abr1

THE BEGINNING OF A CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA II.

(continuing) About the “Muslim Brothers” (MB) as political modern “organization” there is profusion of available information, which is constantly updated. But the MB are different from a “political association”, according with our Western use and understanding. Their function is eminently social in a wide and deep sense. Like is the Islam as religion. That is […]

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Publicado en: Al-Qaida Counterinsurgency Operations Guerrilla Warfare Maneuver Warfare Middle East Military History Modern Warfare Operational Strategy The radical Islam Urban Guerrilla Warfare

Mar1

THE BEGINNING OF A CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA

The Syrian troops cause hundreds of dead and injured civilians in their attack to Homs’ city since Friday, 3rd of February. Justifying themselves with making “hot pursuit” of a group of supposed regular rebels in retreat. These actions in force spread already to other cities and small populations of the west of the country. This […]

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Publicado en: Al-Qaida Counterinsurgency Operations Crisis and Conflicts El Islam Guerrilla Warfare Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Strategy The radical Islam Urban Guerrilla Warfare


Nov1

THE PRINCIPLES OF WAR

What are they? How many there are? How do they serve? A historical analytical tour from the Fighting Kingdoms of the ancient China up to their modern expression for the irregular or asymmetric war The so called “principles” of the war or advises for good acting in it, which also are permanent, so as are […]

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Publicado en: Crisis and Conflicts Education Guerrilla Warfare Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Strategy

Dic1

THE BATTLE OF AUSTERLITZ

The Battle of Austerlitz or the Battle of the Three Emperors. The French Crowning of her War of 1805 against the Third Coalition. Introduction. Reasons of the war. England Promotes the Third Coalition against France. The First Movements of the Belligerents. The first series of the wars that arise immediately after the French Revolution ended […]

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Publicado en: Crisis and Conflicts Education Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy


Jul16

The Ardennes Battle.

Introduction. The Intervention of Patton’s 3rd. Army in the Counterattack against the German Penetration in the Ardennes in the Winter of 1944. An Example of the Operational Employment of the Tempo, or Measure of the Proper and Effective Rapidity with which the Operations are Executed. It is an example where appear highlighted certain qualities of […]

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Publicado en: Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Second World War Strategy

Jul1

Recommended Books on Guerrilla Warfare.

In this “blog” I present since a long time ago, a list of “recommended books on military theory “, that is very visited. I have to admit, as a deficiency, that in it I have not included any book on the guerrilla warfare. The actual, historical and social importance of the irregular war phenomenon is […]

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Publicado en: Counterinsurgency Operations Guerrilla Warfare Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Strategy


Feb2

THE MILITARY THOUGHT.

The military thought can be divide in professional and analytical or theoretic. Though departing from a common core of education, actions and interests, between the professional military thought and the analytical one are sufficient and important differences and functions, to distinguish them clearly in his sphere and his practice. Both forms of the military thought […]

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Publicado en: Crisis and Conflicts Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Strategy

Sep1

Military Operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

A Fourth Generation (asymmetrical, Guerrilla) War in Central Asia. How do Western and Pakistani Armies develop their military operations against the Taliban and al-Qaeda?  What is the idiosyncrasy of the 40 million Pasthuns who live in the territories infected by them? How is the Pashtunwali or honor’s code of their tribes? How can be better […]

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Publicado en: Al-Qaida Central Asia Counterinsurgency Operations Crisis and Conflicts Guerrilla Warfare Maneuver Warfare Military History Military Theory Modern Warfare Operational Strategy Politics Strategy The Islam The radical Islam




 

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Enrique Alonso nació en La Habana. Tras el establecimiento del régimen comunista se trasladó a España, licenciándose en Ciencias Químicas en la Universidad de Oviedo.

Es titulado por la Universidad Complutense en Química y Tecnología del Petroleo (dos cursos) y en Logística por la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid (un curso). Ha realizado su labor profesional durante más de 30 años en REPSOL y empresas anteriores, absorbidas posteriormente. Su trabajo se centró en la investigación de lubricantes (Centro de Investigación de la calle Embajadores), el área comercial y la logística de lubricantes (unas 100 mil Tm. al año de productos a granel y envasados, con un presupuesto total de unos 1000 millones de ptas).

Ha sido colaborador en la década de los 80, del diario Pueblo y, a través de la agencia EFE, de diversos diarios españoles e hispanoamericanos en temas de política internacional y militares.

Es autor de la novela “Operación Elefante”, publicada en 1982, que trata minuciosa y extensamente de las operaciones y tácticas de las guerrillas y contraguerrillas en la Angola socialista prosoviética de Agostinho Neto, apoyada desde 1975 por tropas cubanas. 

En 2005 publicó en inglés el ensayo “On the Nature of War”, que es una teoría de la guerra basada en el desarrollo y la aplicación práctica de 10 “sistemas operativos”.

Actualmente es colaborador permanente de la revista española War Heat International.

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