Paralyzed or Pulverized? The Fall of the Republican Guard

Belote, Howard D.
April 2005
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;Spring2005, Issue 37, p40
Examines the military doctrines applied in the Operation Iraqi Freedom and the destruction of the Iraqi Republican Guards by the U.S. Armed Forces. Comparison of the indirect-approach theory of Liddell Hart with that of the classical Clausewitzian doctrine; Contention of Hart that the paralyzing the will of the enemy to fight is the foremost strategic objective to accomplish; Significance of the destruction of Republican Guards as the collapse of Saddam Hussein's control of the country; Implication of the military doctrine on the future of how war is fought.


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