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Teknologi & Numerär: Frågan om vem som vinner
Swedish National Defence College.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Technology vs. Preponderance : The Question of How to be Victorious (English)
Abstract [en]

The reason for this study is to settle the balance between technology and preponderance in war. Each theory claims its own superiority to be decisive when it comes to achieving military victories, but this study will show what actually happens when the two theories are analyzed together in the same conflict. To prove the conclusions, a case-study on Operation Gazelle is used. The study will describe the theories, what a military victory is and which party in the conflict came out victorious after this specific operation. Both sides’ forces will be shown and compared. The most significant technological systems will be analysed and compared. When this is done, the victory and the theories’ importance can be explained. Operation Gazelle was an act performed by Israel in October 1973 during the conflict with Egypt. It was an attempt to cross the Suez Canal and in that way gain an improved political status during the peace negotiations that were to come. The main question that will be answered is:- Which of the two theories, numerical preponderance and technology, is decisive when it comes to achieving military goals? To answer this question three other questions are answered:- What were the numerical conditions during Operation Gazelle?- What were the technological conditions between the parties?- Which party was victorious?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
Technology, Operation Gazelle, Force Mobility, Preponderance, Firepower
Keywords [sv]
Teknologi, Operation Gazelle, Rörlighet, Numerärt övertag, Verkan
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-804OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-804DiVA, id: diva2:328569
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-07-29 Created: 2010-07-05 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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