Members Ssnake Posted April 15, 2008 Members Share Posted April 15, 2008 Good maneuver of a formation can cause a battle to be won without firing a shot.Isn't that a wee bit optimistic?I'd like to see at least one example where that happened - victory purely by maneuver in a battle (not in an operation during a campaign, mind you) without a single shot fired. I know of none. While my instincts tell me to favor maneuver warfare over attrition, I have to acknowledge the fact that without at least the demonstration of overwhelming firepower you can be all the stealth monkey that you want to be, it doesn't eliminate the will or the ability of the enemy to fight back.If we want to reduce the debate to buzz slangs, the difference between maneuver and attrition warfare is the reversal of means and purpose - do we apply firepower in order to enable maneuver, or do we move in order to apply firepower. Either way, fire cannot be separated from maneuver. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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