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What is meant by the term war of attrition?

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2015-09-22 22:21:45
2015-09-22 22:21:45

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.

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2010-02-19 14:57:10
2010-02-19 14:57:10

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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The term in military science is "War of Attrition". A war of attrition occurs when neither side has the strength or competency to defeat the other quickly and decisively in what is known as a "coup de main" Both sides fight it out over a period of time taking losses and using material. In a war of attrition the side with the most manpower and weapons wins but with losses equal to or greater then the weaker side. This is true of the American Civil War in general and the Seige of Petersburg in particular.

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