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Attack effectively first, plattityd eller maxim?
Swedish Defence University.
2021 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There are different ways to understand warfare. Some see it as an artform, some as a science. For hundreds of years writers and theorists have tried to explain war in terms of principles such as initiative, surprise, and simplicity. These principles are sometimes distilled into maxims that try to define the most meaningful, crucial rules of war. This essay examines naval writer Wayne P. Huhges’s maxim “attack effectively first”. The somewhat self-evident concept of attacking effectively first leading to naval victory is tested and discussed.

Hughes has developed three factors that he sees as essential in achieving the maxim, firepower, scouting and command and control (C2). The factors are analyzed and applied to the Yom Kippur war to investigate their meaning and value. The results of the analysis show that the factors are necessary to attack effectively first. However more research is required to evaluate how other factors can contribute and if the maxim is relevant in other maritime warfare cases.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2021. , p. 37
Keywords [en]
Wayne P. Hughes, attack effectively first
Keywords [sv]
maxim, marintaktik, sjöstrid, Yom Kippur
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-10103DiVA, id: diva2:1571824
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War Studies, Thesis
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Officersprogrammet (OP)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2021-07-01 Created: 2021-06-23 Last updated: 2021-07-01Bibliographically approved

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