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Improving in war : military adaptation and the British in Helmand province, Afghanistan, 2006-2009
War disciplines militaries: it forces them to refine, and sometimes revise, their tactics, techniques and technologies, or risk defeat in battle. Yet there is no theory of how militaries improve in war. This article develops a theory of military adaptation, which it applies to an analysis of the British campaign in Helmand from 2006 to 2009. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources (military plans, post operation reports and interviews), it shows how British brigades adapted different ways of using combat power to try and defeat the Taliban from 2006–07, and how from late 2007, British brigades have adapted a new population-centric approach that has focused more on influence operations and non-kinetic activities.
10.1080/01402390.2010.489712
English

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Author Theo Farrell

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33
4
Yes
0140-2390
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
20 August 2010
Paperback
567-594
Abingdon
Post-print
Journal of strategic studies

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Harvard

Farrell, Theo (2010) Improving in war : military adaptation and the British in Helmand province, Afghanistan, 2006-2009. Journal of strategic studies. 33 (4), pp. 567-594 Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Vancouver

Farrell Theo. Improving in war : military adaptation and the British in Helmand province, Afghanistan, 2006-2009. Journal of strategic studies 2010; 33 (4): 567-594.