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dc.contributor.authorHunzeker, Michael A.
dc.contributor.authorHarkness, Kristen A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-29T14:30:03Z
dc.date.available2020-09-29T14:30:03Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-20
dc.identifier261215016
dc.identifier5818f8f8-ed59-422b-a200-b0233acef95e
dc.identifier85099311653
dc.identifier000606801800004
dc.identifier.citationHunzeker , M A & Harkness , K A 2021 , ' Detecting the need for change : how the British Army adapted to warfare on the Western Front and in the Southern Cameroons ' , European Journal of International Security , vol. 6 , no. 1 , pp. 66-85 . https://doi.org/10.1017/eis.2020.17en
dc.identifier.issn2057-5645
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5882-3745/work/83481881
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/20700
dc.description.abstractThis article addresses a gap in the literature on military adaptation by focusing on the first step in the adaptive process: detecting failure. We argue that institutionalised feedback loops are a critical mechanism for facilitating detection. Feedback loops are most effective when they filter information and distribute lessons learned to senior tactical commanders. In turn, effective filtration depends on incorporating frontline soldiers and specialists into intelligence cells while creating a protected space for dissent. We evaluate our theory against both irregular and conventional wars fought by the British Army: the counterinsurgency campaign in the Southern Cameroons (1960–1) as well as the evolution of British assault tactics on the Western Front of the First World War (1914–18).
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of International Securityen
dc.subjectJZ International relationsen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subject.lccJZen
dc.titleDetecting the need for change : how the British Army adapted to warfare on the Western Front and in the Southern Cameroonsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of International Relationsen
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/eis.2020.17
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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