Theory and Nature of War. Modern Theorists I. Latter 19 th Century Theorists: Prussia. Points to remember The adaptations of the Prussian Military Revolution Characteristics of the professionalism race Problems with the Schlieffen Plan GGS needed to acknowledge.
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Modern Theorists I
8801: Lesson 8
Battleships and Merchantmen
Sea Lines of Communication
Concentration of Forces
Concentration of Forces: “Never divide the fleet”
Offensive Operations Superior to Defensive
Decisive Battle (vice Commerce Raiding)
Blockade After Command of the Sea Achieved
“... the peculiar psychology of the Navy Department, which frequently seemed to retire from the realm of logic into a dim religious world in which Neptune was God, Mahan his prophet, and the United States Navy the only true church.”
- Henry L. Stimson
SLOCs, SLOCs, and SLOCs
Characteristics of a Maritime Power
Mahan and Corbett