The Science of War: Back to First Principles

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INDEX

a
Adair, John quoted 27
Adie, Kate 86
aims, clarity of in military operations 97 , 106 , 108 , 176 , 183
Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) 137
air power 3 , 17 - 18 , 98 , 99 ;
limitations of 100 ;
see also strategic bombing;
Royal Air Force
Air Support Operations Centre (ASOC) 143
air transport 99
Alexander, Field Marshal Earl 91
Alexander the Great 26
Alger, John I., quoted 61
alliances 197 , 198 -9
Allied Tasking Operations Centre (ATOC) 143 , 145
Arakan operations 84 , 86 , 94 , 95 , 102 , 104 ;
second Arakan campaign 105
Area Army, Thirty-Third (Japanese) 105
arms control 15
Army, British:
'Cinderella Service' 12 , 16 - 17 , 19 ;
continental commitment of 13 - 14 ;
cumbersome procedures of 122 -4;
deficiencies in artillery rectified 136 ;
'philosophy' of war 9 , 39 ;
see also Indirect Approach;
Design for Military Operations;
doctrine;
rigidity of 39 - 40 ;
study of operational level and military history 2 - 3 , 7
Army, Fifteenth (Japanese) 83
Army, Fourteenth 92 , 95 , 97 , 98 , 100 ;
air-minded 99 ;
morale of 105 -8;
supply of 101 , 102 -3;
training of 104 , 105
Army of Northern Virginia 6 - 7
Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) 138 , 145
artificial intelligence 120
Assam 95 , 98 , 101 , 102 , 104 , 106
attrition 5 , 108
Auchinleck, Field Marshal Sir Claude 32
Austerlitz, Battle of (1805) 26

b
Bagnall, Field Marshal Sir Nigel 33
Baldwin, Air Marshal Sir John 99
Bar-Lev Line 52 -3
BATES 136
battlefield air interdiction (BAI) 99
'battle fog' 183
Beirut 182 , 183
Belgrano, sinking of (1982) 181
Bezek 132
Bidwell, Brig. Shelford, critic of Liddell Hart 68
'big lie' 167
blitzkrieg 25 , 26 , 113 -14, 149

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