Accession Number:

ADA566706

Title:

The Mongols: Early Practitioners of Maneuver Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The majority of the literature on maneuver warfare begins with an examination of German stormtrooper tactics of World War I or the German blitzkrieg campaigns of World War II. Soviet deep maneuver campaigns and Israeli campaigns of the last half century also are frequently referenced. This monograph explores the utility of considering Mongol military campaigns of the 13th Century in the corpus of maneuver warfare examples. In particular, the monograph explores a number of aspects of maneuver warfare stressed by Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 1 MCDP-1, originally published as Fleet Marine Force Manual 1 in the context of Genghis Khans campaign against the Khwarazam Empire in the early 13th Century.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE