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The Resource The ideology of the offensive : military decision making and the disasters of 1914, Jack Snyder

The ideology of the offensive : military decision making and the disasters of 1914, Jack Snyder

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The ideology of the offensive : military decision making and the disasters of 1914
Title
The ideology of the offensive
Title remainder
military decision making and the disasters of 1914
Statement of responsibility
Jack Snyder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Provides an interpretation of the disastrous offensives of August 1914 by the military strategists of Europe's major continental powers and why they choose to defy the inexorable constraints of time, space, and technology, which so heavily favored the defensive. Explained are their strategic doctrines in terms of three components: rational calculation, bias that reflects the influence of parochial interests on perception and policy, and bias that results from the need to simplify complex decisions. Using the role of doctrinal and organizational biases in military decision making and operational planning, the author attempts to solve one of history's great unsolved puzzles
Cataloging source
ADA
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Snyder, Jack L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
  • Cornell studies in security affairs
  • Cornell paperbacks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Offensive (Military science)
  • Military planning
  • Military planning
  • Military planning
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
The ideology of the offensive : military decision making and the disasters of 1914, Jack Snyder
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Military bias and offensive strategy -- France : offensive strategy as an institutional defense -- France : Du Picq, Dreyfus, and the errors of plan -- Germany : the elusive formula for decisive victory -- Germany : the "necessary" is possible -- Russia : bureaucratic politics and strategic priorities -- Russia : the politics and psychology of overcommitment -- The determinants of military strategy
Control code
ocm22721470
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 p.
Isbn
9780801482441
Lccn
84007783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780801482441
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The ideology of the offensive : military decision making and the disasters of 1914, Jack Snyder
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Military bias and offensive strategy -- France : offensive strategy as an institutional defense -- France : Du Picq, Dreyfus, and the errors of plan -- Germany : the elusive formula for decisive victory -- Germany : the "necessary" is possible -- Russia : bureaucratic politics and strategic priorities -- Russia : the politics and psychology of overcommitment -- The determinants of military strategy
Control code
ocm22721470
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 p.
Isbn
9780801482441
Lccn
84007783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780801482441
Other physical details
ill.

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