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  mechanized warfare. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Central to the waging of mechanized warfare are the tank and armored vehicle, with support and supply from motorized columns and aircraft.
Although the basic essentials of mechanized warfare were thus established early, it was not until Germany attacked Poland at the start of World War II that its full potentials were revealed.
The Germans used their mechanized forces for deep penetrations into enemy territory but were ultimately beaten by superior use of artillery and aircraft as shown by the Allies in the battle of El Alamein and other engagements.
www.bartleby.com /65/me/mechaniz.html   (381 words)

  
 Mechanized warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first steam warship was comissioned in 1815; Richard Gatling patented his early machine gun in 1861; and 1866 saw demonstrations of an early self-propelled torpedo.
But mechanized warfare usually refers to 20th-century land battles in which the mobility and power of motor vehicles and aircraft was paramount, especially in the two World Wars.
The "armored fist" tank assault has become the symbol of these tactics, but doctrine calls for coordination of mechanized infantry, air support, and several classes of lighter armored vehicle besides the main battle tank.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mechanized_warfare   (400 words)

  
 Armor School Library Reading List - Pre-Mechanized Warfare
This section deals with warfare, ancient, medieval, and modern before the introduction of the internal combustion engine and aircraft in large numbers.
It is intended to develop the reader's ability to discern the unchanging elements of warfare, the evolutionary process, and the revolutionary changes that occur periodically throughout warfare's history.
He focuses on the elements of warfare that changed during this period highlighting the new methods that would culminate in the 20th Century's wars.
www.knox.army.mil /asl/list_premech.htm   (1352 words)

  
 Toward Combined Arms Warfare: a Survey. . .
Since then, twentieth century warfare and especially mechanized warfare have developed to the point at which some form of combined arms is essential for survival, let alone victory, on the battlefield.
Yet the very complexity of this warfare leads to specialization in both training and maintenance, a specialization that is currently reflected in the formation of companies and battalions consisting of one or at most three different major weapons systems.
Motorized or mechanized infantry and artillery were necessary to reduce bypassed centers of resistance, to support tanks in the attack, and to hold areas seized by such attacks.
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 mechanized warfare on Encyclopedia.com
The point of the spear: the U.S. 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) broke the back of Iraq's army on the ground.
Economic warfare can win terror war: Ronald Reagan personally crafted a security-minded economic strategy that toppled the Soviet Union--a blueprint George W. Bush could use to defeat terrorists.
Legal and policy constraints on the conduct of aerial precision warfare.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m1/mechaniz.asp   (570 words)

  
 IS7032 Lesson 2
In order to understand the progress of combined arms warfare between world wars, information on factors which retarded military developments will be presented in Learning Event 1.
Even those reformers with a clear vision of mechanized, combined arms war were often so extreme in their statements that they alienated commanders and politicians who set military policy.
However, in 1934, the developments of the French Army in the area of mechanization was nearly aborted by the writings of Charles de Gaulle.
globalsecurity.org /military/library/policy/army/accp/is7032/lsn2.htm   (9498 words)

  
 AIR MECH XXI: NEW REVOLUTION IN MANEUVER WARFARE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The opponents of mechanized warfare understood this as many touted the anti-tank rifle and later the anti-tank gun as the answer to mechanized attacks.
Thoughts on Twenty-First Century Warfare is, however, more geared to the overall subject of maneuver warfare and analyzes the cyclic effects of technological advances on forms of warfare with a particular emphasis on maneuver.
Franz quickly covers the last century in maneuver warfare and points out that there are generally five levels of maneuver: the boot, the hoof, the "wheel or "track, the rotary-wing, and "fixed-wing.
www.geocities.com /air_mech_strike/jarnotcgscthesis.htm   (20712 words)

  
 Desert Storm as a Symbol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But their visions were simplistic, unseasoned by extensive experience in warfare generally and in aerial warfare specifically.
Thus, the two-dimensional model of warfare postulates that (1) fielded armies and navies must be defeated and driven back, to the extent that (2) an enemy's center(s) of gravity become(s) vulnerable.
At this early stage in its development, the three-dimensional model of warfare appears to be the epitome of joint operations.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/drew2.html   (3677 words)

  
 U.S. Army Professional Writing
Its capabilities are dominated by heavy mechanized units that deterred aggression while forward deployed in Europe and South Korea and routed the Iraqi army.
Like the dramatic advances in mechanization, aviation, and radio which changed the military in the interwar years, the Army must interpret and exploit information and information-related technology as well as precision-strike weapon systems to engage targets over a wide area with greater lethality, precision, discrimination, and speed.
Traditional land warfare has Army units closing with and destroying enemies, which means winning the close battle by fighting in the trenches.
www.army.mil /professionalwriting/volumes/volume1/july_2003/7_03_4v2.html   (3468 words)

  
 warfare. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In modern times warfare has usually been conducted by the armed forces (e.g., army, navy, and air force) of a nation or other politically organized group.
The way in which war is carried out is governed by the principles of strategy and tactics, by the type of weapons employed (see articles on individual weapons), and by the type of communication and transportation facilities available.
See air forces; amphibious warfare; chemical warfare; biological warfare; fortification; mechanized warfare; trench warfare; guerrilla warfare; siege.
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 TH 507 INTERWAR LAND WARFARE THOUGHT:
It had only a few armored and mechanized formations (only about 13 percent of the army was motorized in 1939, and only 6 percent was armored).
Liddell Harts theory of mechanized warfare was essentially his strategy of the indirect approach applied at the operational level.
In the absence of a single agreed upon theory, the advocates of mechanization could not garner popular support and were effectively suppressed by conservative members of the British military establishment.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Quarters/7229/th507.HTM   (3636 words)

  
 U.S. Army Armor Center & School
Although their Experimental Mechanized Force was disbanded after less than three months, analysis of its activities provided sufficient justification for Congress to authorize the creation of the Mechanized Force in 1930.
The new 1st Cavalry Regiment (Mechanized) was joined in 1936 by the 13th Cavalry Regiment, which in turn traded its horses for tanks and, together with the 1st, comprised the 7th Cavalry Brigade (Mechanized).
The training reflected the rapid evolution of armored warfare doctrines, which changed constantly in the face of battle experience and in the alterations to the force structure and its tables of organization and equipment.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/usaas.htm   (1635 words)

  
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As shown by military history since 1940, the desert is a most unforgiving place for an army or its commander, where the open sheltering sky exposes all shortcomings and mistakes for the exploitation by the prepared and the bold.
Against first-class mechanized forces led with aplomb by the Desert Fox, the Western Desert Force's approach to desert warfare collapsed from his first offensive.
Blitzkrieg-type warfare, of which mechanized desert operations are a part, is founded not just on armor and aircraft, per the popular image.
www.wargamer.com /Hosted/lineofdeparture/desertwar.asp   (3963 words)

  
 music-reviewer.com - October - Mullmuzzler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Your latest project, MECHANIZED WARFARE, is both a return to some of the stylings of your earliest work and at the same time contains elements of your last project, THANE TO THE THRONE.
We decided for MECHANIZED WARFARE that we wanted to go back to what was fun to play when we first started out in 1983, when we were all in high school, things like the (Rob) Halford type screams, that type of thing.
MECHANIZED WARFARE, in places, combines disparate elements, such as Gregorian chant, opera and metal sensibilities ("Unworthy") and chamber music, chorale and bombast ("All Things Renewed").
www.music-reviewer.com /10_01/panzeriview.htm   (1297 words)

  
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Board Warfare is turn based or phase based and does not require input from a player while their opponent is moving or attacking.
Board Warfare seeks to automate the playing of a board wargame as much as possible freeing the players to deal with the strategy of the game more than the complex rules for movement, combat, and so forth.
Board Warfare is free but I need the encouragement of those who play to continue work on this project.
personalpages.tds.net /~mcozart/games/readme.txt   (15016 words)

  
 Blitzkrieg - History and Present Form
It was based on the concept that victory in battle could be achieved with the rapid movement of concentrated mechanized forces supported by close air support as a surrogate for fixed artillery.
Blitzkrieg worked this way: overwhelming mechanized force was concentrated at weak points in the enemy's lines, often with attacking tanks arrayed in a wedge formation.
The blitzkrieg was a radical, innovative style of warfare that appealed to the unorthodox mind of Adolf Hitler, who had seen the failure of static trench warfare firsthand in Flanders.
www.longwood.edu /staff/hardinds/Blitzkrieg.html   (1187 words)

  
 Military Review: Blitzkreig in retrospect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
However, the term was not as catchy and did not have the propaganda effect of the word blitzkrieg, but once the term began to appear in the Western press, the Germans quickly capitalized on it and fed the West with propaganda about its advance against Poland and France.
To wage any level of mechanized warfare, the Germans had to impress Model 35 and 38 tanks from captured Czech inventories to fill out requirements.
Compared to the Polish Army, the German Army had substantial armored or mechanized assets, but an objective review of the campaign indicates that hard-hitting, well-trained infantry, well-supported by artillery, armor, and tactical air assets, was the secret of their success.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0PBZ/is_4_84/ai_n7068996   (1281 words)

  
 Information Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Finally, information warfare may be the theater in which "operations other than war" are conducted, especially as it may permit the United States to accomplish some important national security goals without the need for forward-deployed military forces in every corner of the planet.
Information warfare is real warfare; it is about using information to create such a mismatch between us and an opponent that, as Sun Tzu would argue, the opponent's strategy is defeated before his first forces can be deployed or his first shots fired.
The target of information warfare, then, is the human mind, especially those minds that make the key decisions of war or peace and, from the military perspective, those minds that make the key decisions on if, when, and how to employ the assets and capabilities embedded in their strategic structures.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/stein.html   (3753 words)

  
 The_Inhumanization_of_War
What Melville understood was that war was becoming increasingly mechanized; that just as machines in the previous century had begun to take over many human functions primarily in producing textiles and in locomotion so in 1864 machines were changing the way in which men collided with one another on the battlefield.
The battle was a new kind of warfare, Melville maintained, in which mechanism “crank, pivot and screw” replaced not just men but “passion,” while careful “calculations” of a technological sort of the heat necessary to generate ample steam replaced heroism.
The mechanization of warfare is not a phenomenon of this decade.
www.uvm.edu /~sgutman/The_Inhumanization_of_War.html   (1887 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - trench warfare (Military Affairs (nonnaval)) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
To break the stalemate various methods and new weapons were tried; tremendous artillery barrages sought to devastate the enemy and blow a gap in his trenches; trench mortars, hand grenades, poison gas, and tanks were used.
The idea of an uninterrupted line defense held the imagination of the French and German general staffs between the two world wars, and they built lines of field fortifications known as the Maginot Line and the Siegfried Line.
The advent of mechanized warfare made it possible to circumvent such defenses, and World War II was a war of movement.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/T/trenchwa.html   (277 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - mechanized warfare (Military Affairs (nonnaval)) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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mechanized warfare, employment of modern mobile attack and defense tactics that depend upon machines, more particularly upon vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel engines.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on mechanized warfare
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 IS7032 Lesson 3
The second challenge to the mechanized armies of 1945 was the so called "war of national liberation" (also known as guerrilla warfare).
This was reflected in the use and misuse of mechanized forces.
Since the pentomic division was heavily oriented for nuclear warfare, the army needed new structures able to fight terrorism and guerrilla wars or fully mechanized and even nuclear warfare.
globalsecurity.org /military/library/policy/army/accp/is7032/lsn3.htm   (4552 words)

  
 BLABBERMOUTH.NET - JAG PANZER Select Producer For Upcoming CD
Mechanized Warfare sounded awesome with the Morrisound production, and Jag Panzer is one of my favorite power metal bands-this should be good.
Mechanized was an awesome CD and Jag is amazing live.
I was a bit let down by "Decade of the Nail Spiked Bat" but Mechanized Warfare was an excellent album, one of the best power metal CDs of the last five years.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=18718   (366 words)

  
 The Engineer Bradley Fighting Vehicle
The Army is transitioning from a mechanized to an armored warfare force.
In mechanized warfare, soldiers move to an objective in a vehicle and dismount to conduct their mission.
In armored warfare, soldiers move on the battlefield in a survivable, firepower-laden platform that allows them to conduct their mission while mounted and under armor.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/981100-tortora.htm   (2448 words)

  
 Armor School Library Reading List - Mechanized Warfare
An excellent study of the uses of air mobility in a fluid encounter battle during mid-intensity warfare.
Crisp was a junior officer in command of M-3 Stuarts during the Crusader battles.
A useful examination of the deep roots of success and failure in warfare.
www.knox.army.mil /asl/list_mech.htm   (1237 words)

  
 Random House | Authors | John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
With the same erudition, discernment, and crisp prose that made his A History of Warfare an international bestseller, Keegan surveys the literature of World War II, identifying the works he finds most important and illuminating while examining the sometimes savage controversies raised by two generations of the war's historians.
A conflict of unprecedented ferocity, it abruptly ended the relative peace and prosperity of the Victorian era, unleashing such demons of the twentieth century as mechanized warfare and mass death.
A History of Warfare is perhaps the most remarkable study of warfare that...
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 Combat and Lesson Learned 1942-44   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The early battles in North Africa were the Army's first combat experience in mechanized warfare, and tested leaders, troops, equipment, organization, and doctrine.
This lack of emphasis in FM 2-10, is in accordance FM 2-15 which discouraged the use of mechanized cavalry for this type of mission due to their "vulnerability to ambush and their unsuitability for sustained defense."(10) Only a single paragraph of the manual addresses security.
Thus, by the spring of 1944 all mechanized reconnaissance forces were again consolidated in the cavalry.
www.combatreform.com /mechanizedcavalry3.htm   (7371 words)

  
 Album Review JAG PANZER-Mechanized Warfare :: Maelstrom :: Issue No 5
Mechanized Warfare is an improvement on Jag Panzer's last album, Thane to the Throne, which was a pretty fine album too.
While the result may not be as fun or as catchy as bands like Stratovarius, Jag Panzer's compositions and arrangements appeal more on an analytical level.
As the songs are all distinct from one another, this means that Mechanized Warfare won't rock from beginning to end.
maelstrom.nu /ezine/review_iss5_147.php?osCsid=ba4db9c8dd540912c4f33...   (393 words)

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