The Tempo of the Offensive--Key to Victory.
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ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053
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In this article the author presents a discussion primarily based on a series of articles in Voyennyy Vestnik, a Soviet military publication detailing the importance of the tempo of the offensive in Soviet operational art and tactics. The predominant tenet of Soviet tactical doctrine is that decisive results are achieved only through offensive action of which the tempo of the attack is of vital importance. In addition to the discussion of these articles, the author offers some methods by which the tempo of the attack can be impeded or interrupted in order to create conditions for the failure of the high rate of advance of Soviet forces, and hence, hopefully, a Soviet defeat. Author
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics