Robert R. Leonhard. · Rating details · ratings · 6 reviews. The Art of Maneuver is an important theoretical study of an issue that is currently the subject of. Praise for The Art of Maneuver“Robert Leonhard is one of a number of prominent young military writers, like Daniel Bolger, John Antal, Bruce. Examines how maneuver-warfare theory has been applied in military Art of Maneuver: Maneuver-Warfare Theory and Airland Battle Robert R. Leonhard.
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The Art of Maneuver: The Art of Maneuver is an important theoretical study of an issue that is currently the subject of much discussion in professional military journals and symposia. Paperbackpages. Published June 1st by Presidio Press first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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The Art of Maneuver: Maneuver Warfare Theory and Airland Battle
Leonhard’s first book was very approachable. My shelf copy has become so worn from re-reading that I can’t use it any more I broke down and bought a Kindle version I started reading gobert as a young Army officer and so many of the problems he had were things I saw.
I was considered a bit weird and an outsider for being well-read on strategy and tactics both by my peers and superiors. Maneufer book made me hope that there were others out there who thought being an officer meant more than having Leonhard’s first book was very approachable.
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Leonhard’s book made me hope that there were others out there who thought being an officer meant more than having a great PT score. The book itself lays out some excellent tenets of maneuver warfare while giving a history lesson of US Army doctrine development. Leonhard asks excellent questions and lays out clear points for what maneuver warfare should be.
His writing style is not academic or dense at all a problem with many writers in the military strategy field. The content is a bit dated as it focuses directly on US Army strategy specifically cold war doctrinebut the ideas are still very relevant. Just as Liddel Hart is still relevant today, so is Leonhard’s book. If you are a young soldier trying to learn more, an academic studying military science, or just someone who’s interested in military strategy; I recommend picking this up.
It’s at the top of my list. The author is not necessarily referring to maneuver on the part of friendly forces although it is expected that most movements will be such but also the ability of the friendly commander to compel the enemy’s forces to “maneuver” into unfavorable terrain, thus forcing dislocation or disruption, even if friendly forces are not on the move. He emphasizes that “war is not a mathematical exercise. It is a psychological contest”.
Regarding Soviet doctrine, many blinded by the collapse of the Soviet Union not via military means or their lackluster withdrawal from Afghanistan confronted by an asymmetrical form of warfare that negated their conventional forcesare thus educated by Robert Leonhard. May 22, Nadir rated it it was amazing Shelves: Among the most approachable books on maneuver warfare.
Takes a bit of extrapolation to see 4th generation warfare in these terms, but you won’t get anywhere on 4GW without first understanding this material. Oct 11, Jeroen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The better written maneuver warfare tactics book Lots of valuable information Apr 24, John rated it really liked it Shelves: A modern classic of military theory.
The examples are a bit dated now, but the theory is still solid.
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