What is a Counter-Offensive?

Introduction A counter-offensive is a large-scale military strategic offensive operation, usually by forces that had successfully halted the enemy’s offensive, while occupying defensive positions. Background The counter-offensive is executed after exhausting the enemy’s front line troops and after the enemy reserves had been committed to combat and proven incapable of breaching defences, but before the… Read More

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What is a Counterattack?

Introduction A counterattack is a tactic employed in response to an attack, with the term originating in “war games“. The general objective is to negate or thwart the advantage gained by the enemy during attack, while the specific objectives typically seek to regain lost ground or destroy the attacking enemy (this may take the form… Read More

A World without War…

“I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world because they’d never expect it.” Jack Handey (1949 to Present) Jack Handey is an American humourist. He is best known for his “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey”, a large body of surrealistic one-liner… Read More

Keep the Initiative…

“Whether in attacking, counterattacking, or defensive tactics, the idea of attacking should remain central, to always keep the initiative.” Vo Nguyen Giap (1911 to 2013) Võ Nguyên Giáp was a general in the Vietnam People’s Army and a politician. He is considered one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century.

When Obscure…

“When the situation is obscure, attack.” Heinz Guderian (1888 to 1954) Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was German general and tank expert, who became one of the principal architects of armoured warfare and the blitzkrieg between World Wars I and II. He contributed decisively to Germany’s victories in Poland, France, and the Soviet Union early in World… Read More