On Tactics

Author: B.A. Friedman

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1682471640

Category: History

Page: N.A

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On Tactics is intended to be the remedy to the chaotic and thus far unformed realm of tactical theory and to answer questions like the one above. Part One of the book will establish a tactical system meant to replace the Principles of War checklist. First, the contextual role of tactics with regards to strategy and war will be established. This will necessarily lean on major strategic theories in order to illuminate the role of tactics. This section will be formed around the Physical, Mental, and Moral planes of battlefield interaction used by theorists such as J.F.C Fuller and John Boyd. Each plane will then be examined in turn, and many of the classic Principles of War will be discussed along with some new ones. It will present some standard methods that tacticians can use to gain an advantage on the battlefield using historical examples that illustrate each concept. These “tactical tenants” include maneuver, mass, firepower, tempo, surprise, deception, confusion, shock, and the role of the moral aspects of combat. Finally, Part One will circle back around by discussing the role of tactical victory- once achieved- in contributed to a strategy. Part One is short by design. It is intended to be both compelling and easily mastered for junior non-commissioned officers and company grade officers, while still rich enough to be interesting to both specialist and non-specialist academics. It is a book meant not just for bookshelves but also for ruck sacks and cargo pockets. Part Two will build on Part One by exploring concepts with which the tactician must be familiar with such as the culminating point of victory, mission tactics and decentralized command and control, offensive and defensive operations, and the initiative. Part Three will conclude the book examining implications of the presented tactical systems to a variety of other issues in strategic studies.
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Tactics

A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

Author: Gregory Koukl

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310282926

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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Tired of finding yourself flat-footed and intimidated in conversations? Want to increase your confidence and skill in discussions with family, friends, and coworkers? Gregory Koukl offers practical strategies to help you stay in the driver s seat as you maneuver comfortably and graciously in any conversation about your Christian convictions."
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Chess Tactics

Author: Paul Littlewood

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941297

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 300

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This comprehensive book describes and analyses the intriguing array of tactics available to every chess player. With the help of progressively more difficult exercises and problems, Paul Littlewood shows the reader how to deploy a variety of tactics for attack and how to defend against each type of tactic successfully. Armed with this guide, players of all abilities, from the beginner to the experienced player, will find that they can significantly raise the level of their game.
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Chess Tactics for Champions

A Step-by Step Guide to Using Tactics and Combinations

Author: Zsuzsa Polgár,Paul Truong,Hoainhan Truong

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 081293671X

Category: Games

Page: 347

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Susan Polgar became the first female Grandmaster at age 15—and it wasn't luck that got her there. Her use of tactics, combinations, and strategy during her games gave her the critical advantage she needed against her opponents. InChess Tactics for Champions, Polgar gives insight into the kind of thinking that chess champions rely on while playing the game, specifically the ability to recognize patterns and combinations. With coauthor Paul Truong, Susan Polgar teaches the tactics she learned from her father, Laszlo Polgar, one of the world's best chess coaches. • Teaches players how to calculate the effect of a move in order to gain an edge over an opponent • For intermediate to advanced chess players of all ages
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Sailing Smart

Winning Techniques, Tactics, And Strategies

Author: Buddy Melges,Charles Mason

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805003512

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Sailing Smart is for every sailor who wants to increase his or her knowledge, understanding, and sailing expertise: the local day-sailor who wants a firmer grasp of the fundamentals, as well as the serious competitor who wants to be up on the latest, most innovative sailing techniques and racing strategies. Buddy Melges, one of the world's best-known sailors, has at last set down his highly original thoughts on how to sail well. He covers the full range of sailing experience, from the general to the specific, the basic to the highly sophisticated. Melges's message is delivered in a bright, uncluttered manner by way of applications from his own sailing experience and through step-by-step instructions on everything from basic boat handling to expert on-the-course tactics and maneuvers. The book is profusely illustrated by the noted sailing artist Ted Brennan, and each drawing is accompanied by a cogent, in-depth explanatory caption.
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Vietnam Infantry Tactics

Author: Gordon L. Rottman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472803965

Category: History

Page: 64

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This book reveals the evolving US, Viet Cong and NVA tactics at battalion level and below throughout the Vietnam War. Beginning with a description of the terrain, climate and the unique nature of operations in this theatre of war, the author, a Vietnam veteran himself, goes on to explain how unit organisation was broken down by combatant forces and the impact this had on the kind of tactics they employed. In particular, the author highlights how units were organised in reality on the battlefield as opposed to their theoretical tables of organisation. US tactics included the standard US tactical doctrine as prescribed by several field manuals and in which leaders and troops were rigourously trained. But it also reveals how many American units developed innovative small unit tactics specifically tailored to the terrain and enemy practices. In contrast, this book also reveals the tactics employed by Viet Cong and NVA units including their own Offensive Operations, Reconnaissance, Movement Formations and Security, and Ambushes.
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Machiavelli's the Prince

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli,William K. Marriott

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402755031

Category: History

Page: 304

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Machiavelli’s words are as timely today as they were when he first wrote them, more than 500 years ago. One of the most famous philosophical and political tracts ever created, The Prince maintains its power, influencing people around the world and in all walks of life. This new highlighted edition makes it even easier to glean knowledge, inspiration, and practical strategies from Machiavelli’s masterwork: it features boldfaced phrases throughout that are especially relevant to today’s lifestyle. Also, each chapter concludes with a finishing thought and enough room for readers to make their own personal notes and deeper interpretations. An introduction provides details of Machiavelli’s eventful life, and examines his work in the context of the time he lived in. With The Prince as a guide, anyone can set off on the road to victory.
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A Course in Chess Tactics

Author: Dejan Bojkov,Vladimir Georgiev

Publisher: Gambit

ISBN: 9781906454142

Category: Games

Page: 191

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The advice frequently given to chess-players eager to improve their results is straightforward: study tactics! But there is often little useful guidance as to how this is best done. By solving puzzle positions? Or endgame studies? By dissecting the games of great tacticians? Few books present a structured approach to tactics, so this book fills a valuable niche in the ambitious player's library. The authors present each major tactical theme in turn, explaining how it works and providing inspiring examples. They then explain how you can spot the idea in your own games and use it to your advantage. You immediately get a chance to put your knowledge to the test, as there are challenging exercises throughout the whole book, with detailed solutions. The second part of the book offers more advanced material, and takes us inside the professional's tactics laboratory. Here we see how tactical themes are combined, and employed to achieve strategic goals. We are also shown how grandmasters spot the targets for their breathtaking combinations, which we thus come to see not as sheer witchcraft, but as the product of disciplined thought and training.
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Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat

Second Edition

Author: Wayne Hughes

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612518303

Category: History

Page: 408

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This major revision updates Wayne Hughes's 1986 landmark study that is credited with providing decision makers a sound foundation for battle planning and tactical thinking. The book integrates the historical evolution of tactics, analysis, and fleet operations, and today it can serve as a primer for anyone who wants to learn how navies fight and win. This second edition includes much new material on combat in the missile age and reflects the reconfiguration of many tactics for littoral operations after the fall of the Soviet Union. Hughes recreates famous battles to show how tactics have changed through the ages and the ways in which they have remained unchanged. He covers tactical interaction between land and sea, the sensory revolution of WWII, secret weapons and maritime surprise, the role in battle of leadership and morale, and the importance of surface warships in today's U.S. fleet. He suggests that naval tactics, unlike ground combat, are dominated by the offense and concludes that the great tactical maxim must be attack effectively first. A new chapter traces the evolution of missile tactics at sea and includes details of attacks on ships. Many changes emphasize joint operations and coastal combat. The already extensive appraisal of command and control and information warfare is further expanded to cover modern naval operations and the character of modern salvo warfare. In the tradition of Mahan and Clauswitz, this classic text incorporates literature, politics, and a knowledge of human nature. Indispensable reading for all those interested in naval tactics, it is also a valuable reference for wargamers
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Practical Chess Exercises

600 Lessons from Tactics to Strategy

Author: Ray Cheng

Publisher: Wheatmark Incorporated

ISBN: 9781587368011

Category: Games

Page: 212

View: 7702

Raise your chess to the next level with this program of 600 instructive and challenging exercises covering all aspects of the game. This book will sharpen your tactical vision, deepen your positional understanding, and enrich your knowledge of theoretical positions. It will also strengthen your analytical skills, and instill a sound move selection process. Win more games and increase your enjoyment of chess!
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Tactics Time 2

1001 More Chess Tactics from the Games of Everyday Players

Author: Tim Brennan,Anthea Carson

Publisher: New In Chess,Csi

ISBN: 9789056915377

Category: Games

Page: 144

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Tactics Time 2 presents 1001 fresh and instructive positions that Tim and Anthea have assembled from real amateur chess games, leaving you able to spot relatively simple patterns like a knight fork, an overloaded piece or a weak back rank.
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Fundraising: Hands-On Tactics for Nonprofit Groups

Hands-On Tactics for Nonprofit Groups

Author: L. Peter Edles

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071461436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6338

Valuable techniques to maximize your fundraising efforts In this era of financial cutbacks and reduced government spending, nonprofit groups must implement effective fundraising strategies to stay in operation. This updated edition of Fundraising shows how your nonprofit company can cultivate potential donors, utilize feasibility studies, train solicitors, obtain foundation grants, cut costs, and implement high-profile imaginative campaigns that top consultants use to get results.
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Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

Author: John Norman

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593702795

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 634

View: 5227

John Norman has updated his best-selling book, a guide for the firefighter and fire officer who, having learned the basic mechanics of the trade, are looking for specific methods for handling specific situations. In this new fourth edition, readers will find a new chapter on lightweight construction, a new chapter on electrical fires and emergencies, updates to many chapters including such topics as wind-driven fires, and many new illustrations.
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