TITLE

French Lessons

AUTHOR(S)
Norman, Geoffrey
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article chronicles the history of the French military armed forces and doctrines. France was among the victor nations of World War I. But the war had discredited, beyond any salvation, the doctrine of the offensive. In 1956 the French were on the verge of losing their colonial war in Algeria when Colonel David Galula formulated a doctrine for fighting the insurgents. He employed his new doctrine successfully in the mountains with soldiers under his command.
ACCESSION #
25978027

 

Related Articles

  • The Strategic Implications of Changes in Military Technology. Jin, Xu // Chinese Journal of International Politics;2006, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p163 

    An essay is presented which examines the impact of changes in a nation's offense/defense balance (ODB) on the development of military doctrine. It investigates how offensive and defensive military technologies influence the strategic choices of a nation's armed forces and the circumstances under...

  • A Global Space Control Strategy. Cesul, B. T. // Air & Space Power Journal;Nov/Dec2014, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p66 

    The article offers information on the aspects of the U.S. 2011 National Security Space Strategy and discusses its benefits. Topics include advancement in the development of space control systems by the U.S., China's 2007 destruction of a domestic satellite with a direct-ascent antisatellite...

  • Decoding ISIL Strategy Of 'Smartest' President. JOHN MERLINE // Investors Business Daily;9/8/2014, pA21 

    President Obama was being needlessly modest when he told reporters he had no strategy for dealing with the Islamic State.

  • After Cuba: Two Lessons. Rabinowitch, Eugene // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Feb1963, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p2 

    The article focuses on issues regarding the challenges during the Cuban conflict. During the Cuban crisis, much was made of the difference between offensive and defensive weapons, with Soviet Union weapons in the country. However, the Soviet has yielded in the Cuban crisis, implying that its...

  • SIXTY-FIVE YEARS ON: PLANS AND STRATEGY TO DEFEAT JAPAN IN WORLD WAR II. Wolk, Herman S. // Air Power History;Fall2010, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p4 

    The essay discusses U.S. military polices and strategies to defeat Japan during World War II. Notable people discussed include U.S. Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, U.S. Secretary of War Harry Stimson, and U.S. General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold. Other subjects include the...

  • The Return to Doctrine: Rediscovering the Bedrock of a Unit Training Program. Deimel II, G. F. // Army Magazine;Sep2011, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p22 

    The article discusses the role of the U.S. Army doctrine in the professional development of soldiers. According to the author, the purpose of the doctrine is to facilitate creative, adaptive problem solving and help professionals in planning and executing operations. He adds that the doctrine...

  • Across the Parallel.  // Time;10/16/1950, Vol. 56 Issue 16, p28 

    The article deals with the attack of the North Koreans at the Manchurian border between Mongolia and Inner Mongolia, China in October 1950. It reports that the vehicles of the communists moved in widely spaced clusters and were equipped with supplies from their Russian and Chinese comrades over...

  • Bishop questions U.S. aims in bombing campaign.  // National Catholic Reporter;10/26/2001, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p10 

    Focuses on the questions raised by Catholic bishops regarding America's aim in the bombing campaign in Pakistan. Actions take by the Islamic group to stop the air strikes; Concerns over the impact of the attacks on civilians.

  • US bases centre of new LA struggle. Fuentes, Federico // Green Left Weekly;9/23/2009, Issue 811, p15 

    The article reports on the efforts of Washington to improve its offensive to bring back dominance over Latin American in which it says that U.S. aims to respond to increasing influence of the Bolivarian Alliance of Our Americas (ALBA) in Washington and the attack launched by Washington which...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics