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Conflict : how soldiers make impossible decisions / Neil D. Shortland, Laurence J. Alison and Joseph M. Moran.

Author/Creator:
Shortland, Neil D., author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series:
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (226 pages)
Subjects:
War -- Decision making.
Combat -- Psychological aspects.
Soldiers -- Psychology.
Psychology, Military.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This work is about decisions in military conflict and the psychological conflict they cause. By drawing on interviews conducted with real soldiers about real situations they faced, the text explores how soldiers choose between seemingly impossible options for which all outcomes appear horrendous. Their vivid and sometimes upsetting stories were part of the experience of war and became part of their identity.
Contents:
Decisional conflict: from best to least-worst
Military decision making: doctrine, rationality and field-based approaches
The science of selecting least-worst options
Situational awareness
Formulating plans
Executing plans
Team learning
Least-worst decision making "in extremis"
Thoughts that haunt
How do soldiers do what they do and what can we learn from them?.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
Previously issued in print: 2019.
Contributor:
Alison, Laurence J., author.
Moran, Joseph M., author.
ISBN:
0-19-062345-4
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