plan for land warfare

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  • How did land warfare change 1918 - 1991?
    • change - guerilla warfare Afghanistan & Vietnam
      • vietnam
        • VC tunnels
          • retreated to after attacking
          • where they lived
        • why VC are successful
          • USA weren't used to that kind of warfare
            • they did adapt
        • Vietcong against the americans
        • Guerilla tactics
          • retreate when enemy attacks
          • attack when enemy tires
          • pursue when enemy retreats
          • raid when enemy camps
        • VC tactics
          • defoliants
            • napalm
            • so they can see hiding vietcong
      • similarities, used in afghanistan
        • successful so continiued
        • 1980
        • SU invade Afghanistan
          • opposition - Mujahedeen
            • wanted their homeland
              • small numbers so guerilla warfare
            • mountainous terrain
      • unique change from conventional warfare
        • also total change from blitzkrieg in WW2 Arab-Isralei
    • Blitzkrieg
      • Arab-Isralie conflict
        • 6 day war
          • destroyed Egyptian air force in 2 hours - before it left the ground
            • speed and surprise important
        • Yom Kippur war
      • compare to WW1 static warfare
        • 1918 Ludendorff Blitzkrieg spring offensive
          • too late in war to work
        • speed and surprise to conquer the enemy
      • WW2
        • failed : Russia, operation market garden, battle of the bullge
        • continuity in WW2 from WW1
          • technology advanced
            • stukas
            • tanks
        • Hitler 1939, Poland, Norway
      • Gulf war - Blitzkrieg continuity
        • change - not most of the imt ein the air, 4 days in the air, 6 weeks onland
          • changed the way blitzkrieg worked
      • used frequently 1918 - 1991
      • equipment develops

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