The basis of Hitler's blitzkrieg, March 14, 2003
|Reviewer: A reader from Langley, VA, United States|
Shock And Awe were the foundational concepts put forth by Hitler's military leaders as a new and lethal way of rapidly overwhelming opponents. Setting aside considerations of the violence visited on civilians and non-combatants or the damage done to infrastructure, Hitler suggested that inducing "shock and awe" through his "lightning war" system would lead to rapid military victories. WWII showed that, at least at the level of individual battles, he was right. The authors suggest this is a powerful strategy for any nation that wants to absolutely and rapidly overwhelm its opponents, and doesn't much care who gets killed in the process. Interesting reading, although it rambles a bit and blitzkrieg is often misspelled. Good instruction to any military that wants to undertake fascistic extranational adventures.
If this is accurate i find it truly repulsive. Using strategy of one of the most evil men that ever walked the face of the earth. If our leaders are doing this in the name of democracy it is a sad day for America.