Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesday September 11, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:07 AM

Battlefield Geometry

"The general, who wrote the Army's book on counterinsurgency, said he and his staff were 'trying to do the battlefield geometry right now' as he prepared his troop-level recommendations."
Steven R. Hurst, The Associated Press, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007

"'… we are in the process of doing the battlefield geometry to determine the way ahead.'"
Charles M. Sennott, Boston Globe, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007

"Based on these considerations, and having worked the battlefield geometry … I have recommended a drawdown of the surge forces from Iraq."
United States Army, Monday, Sept. 10, 2007

Related material:

Log24 entries of
June 11 and 12, 2005:

Desert Square, from xxi.ac-reims.fr/terres-rouges/essai/histoire.htm

"In the desert you can
remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one
for to give you no pain."


  1. Sir: i found your site on a google search looking for this phrase “battlefield geometry” i first heard it during the Petraeus hearings today and am trying to find out what it means. got a clue? the use it has been put leads to a conclusion it is bafflegab, used to sound authoritative without actually saying anything.
    pete saussy
    pawleys’s island, sc

    Comment by bujinin — Tuesday, April 8, 2008 @ 8:09 PM

  2. @bujinin – 

    Consider the post’s title, and Google “Jomini + ‘battlefield geometry.'”

    Comment by m759 — Wednesday, April 9, 2008 @ 7:35 AM

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