No More Surprises

April 2009
Military History;Apr/May2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p27
The article offers opinion on the advantage offered by a surprise attack in a warfare. It cites that surprise may deemed advantageous on the grounds that leaders on one side cannot see the enemy forces or cannot determine their real strength or disposition. It questions whether the age of surprise in warfare is over, considering the use of technology in military communication such as satellite imagery and electronic signals intelligence. It suggests that surprise could remain a threat in the modern age.


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