Robert R. Leonhard. · Rating details · ratings · 6 reviews. The Art of Maneuver is an important theoretical study of an issue that is currently the subject of. Praise for The Art of Maneuver“Robert Leonhard is one of a number of prominent young military writers, like Daniel Bolger, John Antal, Bruce. Examines how maneuver-warfare theory has been applied in military Art of Maneuver: Maneuver-Warfare Theory and Airland Battle Robert R. Leonhard.

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Rboert Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I agree with this assessment, but it is a tough read because it it poorly written. The priorities found in doctrinal manuals, in schools, in combat units, and most important, in the souls of our leaders often appear to be aimed at destroying rather than defeating, at fighting fairly rather than stealing every possible advantage over the enemy, and at pursuing perfection in method rather than obtaining decisive maneucer. The Warfighting Society rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Adam Elkus rated it it was ok Mar 14, But for now I simply recommend this book.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: I approached this book as an interested, reasonably well-read non-specialist who has read a great deal of Bill Lind’s writings online, read about the Gulf War e. Attrition warfare leonhatd to grind down the enemys forces until you can impose your will on him.


He vaguely alludes to some type of offensive, pre-emptive action, but I’m not sure how successful if would have been against the huge Warsaw Pact army. Karen rated it really liked it Dec 13, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Looking for beautiful books? I had purchased this book about a year ago but was lost to me, I was a little devastated that I no longer had it in my collection, but now it sits proudly in my book case.

He emphasizes that “war is not a mathematical exercise.

If you are a young soldier trying to learn more, an academic studying military science, or just someone who’s interested in lfonhard strategy; I recommend picking this up.

He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia. Second, his conclusions often contradict his general thesis, or in several cases his conclusions really leave more questions than answers.

It is not a rousing story of men in combat. I will warmly recommend this book for studying man warfare! Further, it is an excellent starting point for young officers to begin their lifelong study of the art of war.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I am at the moment a private in the Army, and if I could I would build on what Leonhard has to say. He then rails about the flaws of the AirLand battle and attrition warfare in general and the superiorities of maneuver warfare, but then he never addresses the fundamental issue of how NATO should stop a Warsaw Pact invasion of Western Europe within the maneuver warfare paradigm.


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An important milestone in robett evolution of the maneuver style of warfare. Selected pages Title Page. Virtually every effort—whether designing new vehicles, improving weapons or munitions, developing new tactical concepts, or training officers—seems bent on fighting toe-to-toe with a prepared enemy, leaning into his strength, and outlasting him rather than outthinking him.

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Existoid rated it it was amazing Jun 03, The Art of Maneuver is his first book, and military readers will appreciate his grasp of military history, forceful analysis, and adventurous writing style. Leonhard’s book made me hope that there were others out there who thought being an officer meant more than having Leonhard’s first book was very approachable. Leonhard found well the main principles of maneuver wrt.