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Operational Art or War Doctrine

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Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

Postby brar_w » 13 Jan 2018 08:22

With France it is also as much about maintaining the design and development comptencies across the A&D strategic areas that is very costly. To maintain those that have had to take a step back and pursue their own path which becomes very costly and requires other capabilities to be traded off to pay for it. The Rafale is a good recent example but many other smaller ones exist across its military programs. If it has a good strategic side it also has a negative economic one.

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Re: Operational Art or War Doctrine

Postby ramana » 13 Jan 2018 11:28

Shiv, Thanks for posting as even UK got constrained by American art of war.

Something for India to ponder with all those four and five letter agreements US wants to push.



This is a problem because, Desportes insists, numbers matter and most conflicts require controlling space rather than simply locating and attacking the enemy. Controlling space requires “volume.” The result is a French military that can prevail in a battle but cannot win a war.



very insightful profound statement.

Operation Riddle in 1965 was not effective as there was not enough volume for Indian forces. I analyzed this in the 1965 war thread.

Same with Western front on 1971 war.


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