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2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay deals with the principle of surprise warfare and its development as well as the adaptation of military action that had to be made to surprise the opponent in the modern era.

The concept of surprise is divided into its components in order to clarify what is required to implement a surprising maneuver, to understand the complex concept and form a theoretical framework for gathering facts in the case study.

Development and adaption are demonstrated by a comparative case study where Pearl Harbor illustrates an example of historical surprise and Operation Desert Storm illustrates a modern surprise. The product will then be analyzed in order to detect the development and how military conduct is forced to adapt in order to carry out a surprising maneuver. The results shows that the military action of performing a surprise attack has had a major development and is now carried out in a different stage of the attack.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 43 p.
National Category
Other Social Sciences Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5452OAI: diva2:825300
Subject / course
War Studies Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
Available from: 2015-07-03 Created: 2015-06-23 Last updated: 2015-08-04Bibliographically approved

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