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 Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2007 08:40 pm
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Susan:

The Austerlitz Chimera refers to the vain attempt by military commanders to seek a battle of anhilation (like the battle of Austerlitz). That is, instead of a prolonged campaign to defeat an enemy, a single battle that will result in the total destruction of the opponents army resulting in victory.

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