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Loss of Strength Gradient

Index Loss of Strength Gradient

The Loss of Strength Gradient (LSG) is a military concept devised by Kenneth E. Boulding in his 1962 book Conflict and Defense: A General Theory. [1]

10 relations: Airpower, Culminating point, Defence in depth, Expeditionary warfare, Kenneth E. Boulding, Military, Military Revolution, Missile, Power projection, Strategic depth.

Airpower

Airpower or air power consists of the application of military strategy and strategic theory to the realm of aerial warfare.

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Culminating point

The culminating point in military strategy is the point at which a military force no longer is able to perform its operations.

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Defence in depth

Defence in depth (also known as deep or elastic defence) is a military strategy that seeks to delay rather than prevent the advance of an attacker, buying time and causing additional casualties by yielding space.

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Expeditionary warfare

Expeditionary warfare is the deployment of a state's military to fight abroad, especially away from established bases.

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Kenneth E. Boulding

Kenneth Ewart Boulding (January 18, 1910 – March 18, 1993) was an English-born American economist, educator, peace activist, and interdisciplinary philosopher.

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Military

A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.

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Military Revolution

The Military Revolution was a radical change in military strategy and tactics with resulting major changes in government.

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Missile

In modern language, a missile is a guided self-propelled system, as opposed to an unguided self-propelled munition, referred to as a rocket (although these too can also be guided).

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Power projection

Power projection (or force projection) is a term used in military and political science to refer to the capacity of a state "to apply all or some of its elements of national power — political, economic, informational, or military — to rapidly and effectively deploy and sustain forces in and from multiple dispersed locations to respond to crises, to contribute to deterrence, and to enhance regional stability." This ability is a crucial element of a state's power in international relations.

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Strategic depth

Strategic depth is a term in military literature that broadly refers to the distances between the front lines or battle sectors and the combatants' industrial core areas, capital cities, heartlands, and other key centers of population or military production.

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Distance in military affairs.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_of_Strength_Gradient

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