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Author Cohen, Eliot A.

Title Military misfortunes : the anatomy of failure in war / Eliot A. Cohen, John Gooch.

Imprint New York : Vintage Books, 1991.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  355.480904 C66m 1991    ---  Available
Edition 1st Vintage Books ed.
Description x, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Summary Cohen and Gooch see three very different and basic types of military failure, which can be committed at a variety of levels of command: failure to learn, failure to anticipate and failure to adapt. The combination of any two leads to what the authors call "aggregate failure" and the combination of all three lead to "catastrophic failure." To highlight each type of failure and combinations thereof, the authors' pursue a case study methodology, examining some of the most well-known military failures of the past century (the fall of France in 1940, Gallipoli in 1915, and the rout of the US VIII Army in 1950), as well as some lesser known examples (US anti-submarine warfare in 1942 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973).--Amazon.
Note "Originally published in hardcover by the Free Press ... New York, 1990"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-289) and index.
Subject Military art and science -- History -- 20th century.
Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
Added Author Gooch, John.
ISBN 0679732969 : $11.00 ($14.95 Can.)
Standard No. NZ1 3849674
AU@ 000007649863

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