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Contributions to Economics

Military Operational Planning and Strategic Moves

Authors: Martínez Ordóñez, Lucía

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  • Applies game theory to military strategy
  • Explores whether there is a second-mover advantage in warfighting
  • Highlights operational alternatives for typical military conflicts in today's world
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This book employs game theory to warfare and in particular to military operations. It aims at scrutinizing the validity of the two ideas that have governed the literature on war and warfighting: One is the Clausewitzian Fog of War, which suggests that he who is able to "see" through the gunsmoke and observe his opponent’s moves before he has to commit to some strategy himself, should be able to gain an advantage over that enemy; the other is the tradition of understanding military conflict as a zero-sum game. Combined, these ideas seem to imply that war always gives rise to a second-mover advantage. This book questions the validity of this presumption at the operational level of military planning. It provides a simple but rigorous game-theoretic framework in order to analyse operational alternatives for a whole range of typical conflicts Western military forces are facing, including the most recent ones such as Anti-Access/Area-Denial and supporting host nations' counterinsurgency campaigns.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Military Operational Planning and Strategic Moves
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56108-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56108-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56107-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85828-9
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 101
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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