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Military incompetence

why the American military doesn"t win

by Richard A. Gabriel

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Hill and Wang in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Armed Forces,
    • United States -- History, Military -- 20th century

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 200-[208].

      StatementRichard A. Gabriel.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA23 .G19 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 207, [1] :
      Number of Pages207
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3028271M
      ISBN 100809069288
      LC Control Number85008746

      About this Item: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Crimea, the Boer War, the Somme, Tobruk, Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs: these are just some of the milestones in a century of military incompetence, of costly mishaps and tragic blunders. The history of American military operations in the post-Vietnam era has been marked by failure and near-disaster. Since , American forces have been committed in five operations--in Sontay to rescue prisoners, in Cambodia on behalf of the crew of the Mayaguez, in Iran to rescue the American hostages, in Beirut, and in Grenada--and in each case they have failed.

      Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dixon, Norman F. On the psychology of military incompetence. New York: Basic Books, © (OCoLC) Overall I gave this work 2 stars because some of the background descriptions for the battles the book uses in its case studies are well written; however as an analysis of the cause of military incompetence it has little worth, the sections containing Freudian theory are an especially tedious and unproductive read/5(86).

      Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Military incompetence by Richard A. Gabriel; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Military History, Armed Forces, Histoire militaire, Forces armées; Places: United States, États-Unis; Times: 20th century, 20e siècle. On the Psychology of Military Incompetence. New York: Basic Books. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Dixon, Norman F. and Geoffrey, Wawro, On the Psychology of Military Incompetence. New York: Basic Books, MLA Citation (style guide) Dixon, Norman F.,, and Geoffrey Wawro. On the Psychology of Military Incompetence.


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It examines the social psychology of military organizations, provides case studies of individual commanders and identifies an alarming pattern in the causes of military disaster 5/5(1). Read an Excerpt. Military Incompetence. WHY THINGS GO WRONG.

THE ability of a nation to work its will through military force is one of the vital elements of national credibility of a state's military forces (based on its record) is an important factor in its ability to gain its foreign-policy objectives without the use of force.

The threat of force is often sufficient to gain Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Military incompetence refers to incompetencies and failures of military organisations, whether through incompetent individuals or through a flawed institutional culture. The effects of isolated cases of personal incompetence can be disproportionately significant in military organisations.

Strict hierarchies of command provide the opportunity for a single decision to direct the work of. The Crimea, the Boer War, the Somme, Tobruk, Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs: these are just some of the milestones in a century and a half of military incompetence, of costly mishaps and tragic blunders.

Are these simple accidents—as the “bloody fool” theory has it—or are they inevitable?The psychologist Norman Dixon argues that there is a pattern to inept generalship, a pattern he 5/5(1). A classic study of military leadership, On the Psychology of Military Incompetence is at once an original exploration of the battles that have defined the last two centuries of human civilization and an essential guide for the next generation of military leaders.

and sometimes alarming book is a must-read. It is a classic of military Brand: Basic Books. This unique and penetrating book surveys years of military inefficiency from the Crimean War, through the Boer conflict, to the disasterous campaigns of the First World War and the calamities of the Second.

It examines the social psychology of military organizations, provides case studies of individual commanders and identifies an alarming pattern in the causes of military disaster.5/5(1).

Military Incompetence, published 40 years ago, and does it matter. Historical examples of military incompetence – sometimes referred to as ‘military blunders’ or in the case of Elliot Cohen and John Gooch,1 as “military misfortunes” or failures – are legion: the failure of the Royal Navy to defeat theFile Size: KB.

On the Psychology of Military Incompetence by Norman F. Dixon. The Crimea, the Boer War, the Somme, Tobruk, Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs: these are just some of the milestones in a century and a half of military incompetence, of costly mishaps and tragic blunders.

The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you. When Norman Dixon came to write On the Psychology of Military Incompetence he did so from an almost unique position.

After all, there can be few officers with a record of serving in the Royal Engineers (with nine years in bomb disposal), who have gone on to enter academia and become Professor Emeritus of Psychology at University College London.

This incisive and engrossing book is a revealing study of years of military incompetence, from the disasters of the Crimean War to the ‘misery and chaos’ of Operation Market Garden. As well as providing fascinating examples of costly blunders, it also scrutinises the psychology of the men at the heart of these conflicts, and the social.

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Because this is a book about incompetence rather than competence, about disasters rather than successes, these chapters may appear to take an unnecessarily jaundiced view of the military profession and to dwell more upon what is bad--rather than what is good in man's attempts to professionalize violence.

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Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Crimea, the Boer War, the Somme, Tobruk, Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs: these are just some of the milestones in a century of military incompetence, of costly mishaps and tragic blunders.4/5().Thomas Ricks’s recent book The Generals has reintroduced into the defense debate a vital factor the press and politicians collude in ignoring: military incompetence.

It was a major theme of the.