April 19, 2024

Whereas the battle in Ukraine introduced the “phenomenon of battle” again to Europe in a brutal method not seen since 1945, it locations the wrestle in all its complexity and variety alongside the strategic and geopolitical dimensions.

Nevertheless, it stays troublesome to obviously distinguish between armaments, troop actions, the completely different areas of operation, the event of doctrines, and so on. Moreover, it may be obscure why at some point’s success can result in the subsequent day’s failure. On this context, it appears important to return to the research of ways, the science of fight, which explains the dynamics of fight and the issues of contemporary operations. Mobilizing for the primary time in the identical work authors among the many biggest French consultants in modern tactical thought, this guide affords theoretical insights into the evolution of fight and the present problems with ways, in an effort to characterize its modern anatomy and to use the teachings of the commitments of the final twenty years. In doing so, it partially fills a niche within the strategic literature, which focuses totally on the broad spectrum of conflicts (geopolitics, technique), whereas on the identical time offering keys to understanding for the research of present and future conflicts. To higher perceive the wrestle of in the present day, one should anticipate the wrestle of tomorrow and, via that understanding, the battle of the twenty first century.