THE VULNERABILITY OF THE SEAMS AND JOINTS OF ADJACENT FORMATIONS

  • Helmöed-Romer Heitman Militaria
Keywords: weakest parts of any defence, locate and identify the joints and seams of a defence, inter-formation boundaries, Schwerpunkt

Abstract

The seam between the zones of influence of adjacent formations is one of the weakest parts of any defence. Its weakness results from the situation of divided command which almost inevitably exists there. Thus any attack onto the joint and/or along the seam will cause and enjoy a far greater measure of command and control confusion among the defenders - not least of the order, counter-order variety - than would one elsewhere.
Published
2012-02-28
How to Cite
Heitman, H.-R. (2012). THE VULNERABILITY OF THE SEAMS AND JOINTS OF ADJACENT FORMATIONS. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 11(3). https://doi.org/10.5787/11-3-671
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