By Roger Beaumont

War, Chaos, and History considers the results of the rising box of study in chaos-complexity-non-linearity for the research of battle. This research examines the particular dependence of army execs on heritage of their shaping of doctrines, sort, and attitudes even with the broad hole among the portrayal of struggle in army historical past and the some distance better intricacy of its truth. designated foci within the research comprise: the fragility of doctrine; the continual confounding of plans and expectancies in genuine operations; the congruences of chaos and creativity theoretics; results of battle at the atmosphere; and difficulties of proof and reportage. 3 cases--battle cruisers, tank destroyers, and heavy fighter aircraft--are awarded to demonstrate paradoxes, in particular the distance among imaginative and prescient and cognizance, and the stress among the urge to regulate and the impulse to create chaos in war.

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