BLITZKRIEG INVERTED OR THE RETIARIUS'S NET

H.R. Heitman

Abstract


An Option for the Conventional Defence of the Republic of South Africa. Both long term trends and more recent events will have served to make it more so.

These include:1. The gradual upgrading of potentially hostilemilitary establishments, particularly as regardspersonnel background and equipment.

2. The improving infrastructure of Southern Africa generally, facilitating the conduct of conventionaloperations.

3. The establishment of openly Marxist regimesin Angola and Mocambique, facilitating access.

4. The experience gained as a. result of theoperations in support of the Movimento Popularde Llberracao de Angola (or Popular Movementfor the Liberation of Angola)

5. The increasingly supine and even hostile attitude of the West, the United States of America in particular

6. The increasingly active role of the Soviet Union and her allies.

7. The high losses among, and the relative lack of success of, terrorists operating against Rhodesia, resulting in a decrease in confidence inthis approach.

9. The South African role in Angola which, suitably embellished, can be presented as evidence both of the Republic of South Africa's 'wickedness'and her military weakness.


Keywords


Conventional Defence; Considering possible countermeasures if attacked

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5787/8-1-796

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Copyright (c) 2018 H.R. Heitman


ISSN 2224-0020 (online); ISSN 1022-8136 (print)

Creative Commons License -CC BY-NC-ND 4.0


Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2011.


Disclaimer:

This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help