What is meant by the term war of attrition?
In military terms a war of attrition is one where assaulting forces are so constant and over powering, that the enemy no longer has the forces to carry on the war or the battle. US Grant believed that in order to reduce the enemy, a war of exhaustion was the way to proceed.
A situation where there is no room for negotiation, and the two sides simply slug it out until one of them runs out of men and supplies.
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In the Vietnam War, it was killing more of the enemy then they could kill of allied men. Who could kill the most men, thus wearing their adversary out...causing him to either …quite the war, surrender, or just simply be gone (dead).
a war against communist
The Great War is what World War 1 (1914-1918) was referred to before World War 2 began and it was renamed.. It wasn't great because it was good fun ! Far from it, it was beca…use of the number of countries in it and affected by it. I am just reading up on it and the complexity of the alliances and national alleigances are quite remarkable. The problems of the Balkan countries, in what became Yugoslavia, from Serbia & Croatia & so on are baffling in the extreme. As is the relationship of the 3 principal Allies, Britain , France & Russia. Looking back now it just looks like a very long war that the Allies were always going to win at some point or other, it was just a matter of time..... No, it wasnt quite like that at all.
Wearing down the enemy, see who wear out whom first. The actual term in war, is "who can kill the most men" thus causing him to either lose the war or quite the war.
It is when war is the Attriton
Its significant because both sides tryed to use it and "wear out" the other side. . Answer: A defensive war of attrition is a strategy typically chosen by a side which …does not have sufficient military power to adopt an aggressive posture. That is, the side lacks sufficient military might to effectively attack their opponent. Rather, the strategy chosen makes use of the myriad advantages that a defensive position enjoys (choice of terrain, maximal use of that terrain, shorter logistical supply, etc.) in an attempt to reduce their opponent(s) military advantage by forcing the other side into costly battles. The significance is that a defensive war of attrition *must* be fought on one's own territory, so any collateral damage will affect the defensive side much more heavily. This means the toll on civilians and infrastructure falls almost exclusively on the side choosing this strategy. It also requires that the war be a rather long one, as a key component of a war of attrition is that it requires considerable amounts of combat to slowly reduce the other side's military force. However, it does give the side choosing this strategy a reasonable chance against a significantly more powerful opponent, and also significantly improves the chances for a favorable negotiated settlement of the conflict.
Vietnam was a war of attrition. Kill as many communists as possible. The communists in turn, will try to do the same to us. He that kills the most wins the war. The measuring …device was the "Body Count." The tactic used was "Search and Destroy.". Vietnam War:. 1. Strategy-Attrition. 2. Tactics-Search and Destroy. 3. Result (add em up)-Body Count
Which side can have the highest casualties. The side with the lowest casualties wins.
In World War II as in any military conflict on a small or largescale, a war of attrition is always defined as a contest ofresources. Each side in the conflict seeks to wear do…wn the otherside's manpower, infrastructure, supplies, morale, and otherresources so far that it must surrender.
The " War of Attrition" is not a war that can be won by either side. The War of Attrition is a battle strategy in which the side on the offensive, launches several non-stop ad…vances in hopes of wearing down the enemy (causing fatigue, running out of ammo, men or supplies etc.)
Couldn't advance into North Vietnam like the allies advanced into Germany, Japan, and Italy during WWII. THIS WAS TOTAL WAR. Couldn't advance into North Vietnam like the UN a…dvanced into North Korea during the Korean War. THIS ALMOST CAUSED A TOTAL WAR. Couldn't take ground...so "attrition" became the new strategy. Counting bodies would determine who was winning.
Wearing down the enemy, until he either surrendered, gave up, or was killed off (dead).
In US Civil War
Yes. When he moved up to General-in-Chief in March 1864, he realized that the war could only end through attrition - that is, the North simply taking advantage of its bigger …population, and fighting on till the Confederates ran out of men. That is what did happen.
In US Civil War
The south knew the north would have to come to them.
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In Music Genres
War of Attrition - album - was created on 2007-03-06.
wearing away by friction and abrasion, as in pebbles being transported and worn away by tides