General André Beaufre. The death of Andre Beaufre at the age of 73 has taken from the society of men a person who will not only be widely missed for his rare. G ENERAL Andre Beaufre defines strategy as “the art of the dialectic of two opposing wills image of French military thinking projected, for example, by General. Results 1 – 30 of 30 Abschreckung Und Strategie by Beaufre, General Andre und Walter Schütze: and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.

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English Choose a language for shopping. By the end of World War IIhe had attained the rank of colonel and was well known in the English-speaking world as a military strategist and as an exponent of an independent French nuclear force.

In order to intervene in the vast vacant spaces he was suggesting using very light and mobile troops equipped with nuclear cannons.

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Beaufre develops this idea in more detail in a theory called “the dialectic of the expectations of victory. It is not simply a matter of terrifying the enemy; it is also a matter of hiding one’s own fear by executing those actions that show the opposite. He later gave his views on France’s fall during interviews for the teneral famous production by Thames TelevisionThe World at War.

Beaufre then saw service in Indochina and Algeria and commanded the French forces in the Suez campaign against Egypt in The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. If you prefer to suggest your geheral revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Internet URLs are the best.


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Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. According to Philip Frankel an internationally renowned expert in civil-military studieswho has conducted the most comprehensive study of the development of the SADF’s “Total Strategy”, virtually every course at the Joint Defence College is based on one generxl other of Beaufre strategic works. Beaufre developed “Deterrence and Strategy” in the context of the bipolar world of the Cold War where the threat beaufee nuclear war was effective.

Beaufre’s thought is not restricted to a defence of nuclear deterrence. A multi-component strategy developed by the security establishment, drawing upon the experience of other countries in counter-revolutionary warfare and low-intensity conflict, and refining and adding to andr techniques within the South African context.

During the early s Beaufre came to prominence as a theoretical military strategist and as an advocate of the independent French nuclear force, which was a major priority of President Charles de Gaulle.

He was leading the Iron Division la division de fer.

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Please try again later. According to Beaufre, the proper concern of the military should be extended to co-ordinating all aspects of a civil society.

During the early s Beaufre came to prominence as a theoretical military strategist and as an advocate of the independent French nuclear force, which was a major priority of President Charles de Gaulle. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Significantly, this concept also found its way into the management of water resources flowing in rivers that cross international political borders, specifically in South Africa.


Fusion weapons are also referred to as thermonuclear bombs or, more commonly, hydrogen bombs; they…. The existence of this threat caused a psychological result and prevented adversaries from xndre up arms.

Beaufre remained on good terms with the U. In he saw action in Morocco against the Rifwho opposed French rule. World War II, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years — He commanded the French forces in the Suez War campaign against Egypt in Keep Exploring Britannica September 11 attacks. While serving as permanent secretary of national defense in Algeria in —41 during World War Genetalhe was arrested beaure the French Vichy regime, and after his release in he served in the Free French Army on several fronts until the end of the war in His pessimism lies in the contradictions between nuclear and conventional deterrence.

Elsewhere in his treatise he reflects on the possibility of combining nuclear deterrence with conventional deterrence. He states that had the French Army held, the Hitler regime would have almost certainly fallen.

In Beaufre entered the military academy genera Saint-Cyr, where he met the future French president Charles de Gaullewho was an instructor.