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Hard Hands at a Glance: Decision-Making Mechanisms and the Case of William T. Sherman in 1864
[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
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U.S. Army doctrine assumes that better decision-making and tactical success leads to better operational outcomes. History, however, provides a more nuanced record. William T. Shermans 1864 Atlanta campaign provides ample opportunity to test whether tactical decision-making and the achievement of stated operational outcomes. The case supports the idea that military decisions are composed of a tactics and logistics mechanism. It also provides evidence that successful tactics can matter to operational success but are not necessary.
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