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Överraskning – den eviga principen: En begreppsanalys och komparation mellan väst och öst
Swedish National Defence College.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Surprise – the eternal principle in war : A comparison between the west and the east (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie behandlar den grundläggande principen överraskning som anses vara en av de klassiska principerna i krig och krigföring. Studien syftar till att ge författaren och läsaren en fördjupad kunskap i begreppet överraskning samt klarlägga skillnad mellan österländsk och västerländsk syn. Inledningsvis kommer överraskning beskrivas utifrån utvald litteratur för att sedan analyseras och jämföras för att få fram skillnader eller likheter mellan de två motparter som väst och öst står för. Mot slutet drar författaren ett antal slutsatser som besvarar frågeställningen finns det någon skillnad i synen på överraskning mellan västerländskt och österländskt synsätt? Avslutningsvis diskuteras resultatet och författaren ger förslag på ny forskning med anknytning till ämnet.

Abstract [en]

This study deals with the subject of military theory and the essence of the classic principles of warfare. Since ancient times, surprise, has had a profound effect on how different nations and people have fought and made use of tactics and today still, surprise is something that characterize the modern battlefield. As an example, one can mention the attack on the World Trade Centre on the 11th of September 2001 where consequences had major effects on the political and strategic level. In conflicts around the globe surprise attacks are not uncommon and we continue to exploit this principle, although weapons technology and tactics have evolved. The focus of this work has been to analyze the principle and make a comparative analysis between Eastern and Western thoughts and approach. Is there a difference or do both sides have the same view on the principle of surprise? This study is based on ideas from recognized military theorists Carl von Clausewitz and Sun Tzu as well as doctrines from the former Soviet Union and now Russia and Sweden. The purpose of this study is mainly to give the author a deeper knowledge of the subject. The author’s will is to later use this knowledge in his profession. Initially, the author has studied theorists and doctrine in order to describe their perception of the concept. After that the author has analyzed the results and come to certain conclusions. Finally, the author discussed the results and also explains what he believe that future studies on this topic should focus on.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Surprise, Surprise attack, Warfare, Military education
Keyword [sv]
Överraskning, Krigföring, Överraskningsanfall, Militärteori
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-737OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-737DiVA: diva2:327853
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-07-30 Created: 2010-06-30 Last updated: 2010-07-30Bibliographically approved

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