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dc.contributor.authorCenter for Homeland Defense and Security Naval Postgraduate School
dc.datePublished on Jun 19, 2017
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-17T17:49:32Z
dc.date.available2017-07-17T17:49:32Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/55255
dc.description.abstractThis module focuses on the theory of surprise - how states, non-state actors, or individuals attempt to surprise their opponents and why they often succeed, how surprise affects strategic interactions, and why some initiatives succeed spectacularly, only to end in disaster for the side that initially benefited from surprise. The theory of surprise is derived largely from military expert Michael Handel's writings, which also call on the Prussian philosopher Clausewitz's concepts of strategy and war. Their combined theories explain why those who rely on surprise might win a battle, but rarely achieve overall victory in war. This module goes on to depict surprise as an enabler of temporary superiority, but also elucidates its shortcomings and the risks included therein.en_US
dc.format.extentDuration: 22:57. Filesize: 56.2 MB
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleTheory of Surprise - Module I [video]en_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporateCenter for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School


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