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amphibious Operations

amphibious Operations  

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An attack launched from the sea by naval and landing forces, embarked in ships or craft involving a landing on a hostile or potentially hostile shore. An amphibious operation involves five phases: ...
Antoine-Henri Jomini

Antoine-Henri Jomini  

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(1779–1869) Swiss authority on the art of war who wrote histories of the campaigns of Frederick the Great and of Napoleon, in whose service he fought. In his writings he ...
military doctrine

military doctrine  

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An approved set of principles and methods, intended to provide large military organizations with a common outlook and a uniform basis for action. Military doctrine makes explicit ideas or assumptions ...
Military Use of History

Military Use of History  

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The armed forces have periodically emphasized or de‐emphasized the study of history. Their approach, generally, has been one of “lessons learned,” to study the past so as to avoid mistakes ...
Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu  

(c. 500 b.c.) Chinese military strategist and reputed author of The Art of War (Ping-fa). Sun Tzu was a general who served the state of Wu during the 5th century ...

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