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Going far & deep, military operations on a continental scale

By Eric Perez, published on Oct 9, 2015

The art of tactics is the combination of movement and fire. Some cities will take months to take, and then give way to hundreds of miles of free terrain. This implies that the military have to deal with two main different situations, with two sets of troops, vehicles and equipment.

The 2003 allied offensive in Iraq shed clear light on the dual nature of military operations. While being no match for the joint forces of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland, Iraqi forces did put up a fight and give the coalition a run for their money. Their forces were concentrated... (more)

Tags: iraq, afghanistan, usa, europe, defense, mali, logistics, chad, serval

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