Manoeuvre Warfare: Destruction vs Irrelevance…

“In maneuver warfare, we attempt not to destroy the entire enemy force but to render most of it irrelevant.”

Robert R. Leonhard (1870 to 1924)

Lieutenant Colonel Robert R. Leonhard, Ph.D. is a retired US Army officer and is a research analyst at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

He is the author of The Art of Maneuver: maneuver warfare theory and AirLand Battle (1991); Fighting by Minutes: time and the art of war (1993); and The Principles of War for the Information Age (1998).

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