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The Case AGAINST Maneuver Warfare

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Maybe am not reading it carefully enuff, but it sounds like the same ideas that were being talked about 20 years ago but using new fangled jargon and cool new words as in a academic, ivory tower marketing piece. 

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An interesting symposium, but very vague and unfocused. I don't agree with his analysis that maneuver warfare is distinctly Asiatic.

The means of waging war depend on the target terrain. Maneuver warfare makes sense in wide open fields of Ukraine or the steppes of Mongolia. If you are an island nation, like Britain or Japan -- what's the use of a large, mechanized, land army? The ocean is your domain, and space is a premium -- it makes more sense to invest in professional naval infantry (SNLF or Royal Marines). Same applies to the U.S.A., as their most important means of defense are the two massive oceans separating it from Europe and Asia. However, if they are defending rural Germany -- maneuver warfare is a must.

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