How wars are won
We have been applying Liddell Hart's approach throughout the full-scale war
In military strategy, Liddell Hart's classic concept emphasizes winning through indirect actions. Rather than direct confrontations in decisive battles, victory is achieved through maneuvers, strategic battlefield choices, disrupting enemy logistics, and similar tactics.
The first year of our country's war followed this principle, resulting in significant success.
However, our subsequent counteroffensive shifted towards a more frontal approach. This change was influenced by foreign consultants accustomed to such tactics but overlooked factors like Ukraine’s limited ammunition and the absence of air superiority. We retained some indirect actions, such as attacks on the Russian Black Sea Fleet and a strategy targeting Russia's artillery. Still, they compensated for the lack of artillery with UAVs and guided aerial bombs. Therefore, the result is insignificant.
Currently, there seems to be a gradual return to an indirect approach. The destruction of the large landing ship "Novocherkassk" in the temporarily occupied Feodosia suggests this shift.
Hopefully, we will persist in this strategy moving forward.
About the author. Viktor Trehubov, Ukrainian journalist, blogger, publicist, social and political activist
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