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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1. Understanding War 
2. Force Ratios
3. Attacker versus Defender
4. Human Factors 
5. Measuring Human Factors in Combat: Italy 1943–1944
6. Measuring Human Factors in Combat: Ardennes and Kursk, July 1943
7. Measuring Human Factors in Combat: Modern Wars
8. Outcome of Battles
9. Exchange Ratios 
10. The Combat Value of Superior Situational Awareness 
11. The Combat Value of Surprise 
12. The Nature of Lower Levels of Combat 
13. The Effects of Dispersion on Combat
14. Advance Rates
15. Casualties 
16. Urban Legends
17. The Use of Case Studies
18. Modeling Warfare 
19. Validation of the TNDM 
20. Conclusions
Appendix 1: Dupuy’s Timeless Verities of Combat
Appendix 2: Dupuy’s Combat Advance Rate Verities 
Appendix 3: Dupuy’s Combat Attrition Verities
Notes
Bibliography

About the Author

Christopher A. Lawrence is a professional historian and military analyst and has participated in studies for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the U.S. Air Force. He is the executive director and president of the Dupuy Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to scholarly research and objective analysis of historical data related to armed conflict. Lawrence is the author of Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka and America’s Modern Wars: Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.

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War by Numbers takes the study of military history out of the realm of storytelling and simplistic interpretation into a realm of systematic and impartial analysis of available recorded data. This is an essential book for the theorist, the analyst, the war planner, and the war fighter."" - Maj. Gen. Nicholas Krawciw, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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