Misreading Svechin: attrition, annihilation, and historicism

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dc.contributor.author Stone, David R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-21T19:35:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-21T19:35:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14980
dc.description.abstract Soviet military theorist Aleksandr Svechin is often misperceived as an advocate of strategies of attrition over destruction or annihilation. In fact, Svechin was an historicist, who saw the precise balance between attrition and annihilation, or defense and offense, as constantly shifting as a result of changing material circumstances. A close examination of his theoretical and historical works reveals the depth of his thinking, while his response to Russia’s 1916 Brusilov Offensive shows his support for ambitious strategies of annihilation under the proper circumstances. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.smh-hq.org/jmh/jmhvols/jmhvols/763.html en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by the Society for Military History, November 16, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Svechin, Aleksandr Andreevich--(1878-1938) en_US
dc.subject Soviet military theorists en_US
dc.subject Military history en_US
dc.title Misreading Svechin: attrition, annihilation, and historicism en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.epage 693 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle The Journal of Military History en_US
dc.citation.spage 673 en_US
dc.citation.volume 76 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid stone en_US

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