The Iranian Revolution: Revalidating Crane Brinton's Model of Revolutions for the Operational and Strategic Planner
Monograph rept. AY89/90
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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Crane Brintons analysis of popular revolutions offers the strategic and operational planner a valid mode for checking the consistency of ends, ways and means, for campaign plans. As a planning tool, Brintons model fills a gap in FM 100-20, which all but ignores popular revolutions. Furthermore, Brintons model discusses post-revolt dynamics, another area devoid of good analysis. This monograph revalidates Brintons 1938 model using the Iranian Revolution as a test case, proving the timelessness of sound thought.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics