Swarming and the Future of Warfare
Swarming occurs when several military units conduct a convergent attack on a target from multiple axes. The author derives a simple theory that explains the phenomenology of swarming. He considers command and control, communications, home field advantage, surprise, fratricide, and training and identifies the primary variables to most important successful swarming.
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HISTORY OF LINEAR WARFARE
HISTORY OF NONLINEAR WARFARE
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