Talk:Leapfrogging (strategy)

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Hey what's with the edit history on this article? It seems to be mixed up. Sholtar 22:20, May 9, 2005 (UTC)

I've generally heard of this strategy as "island-hopping" ; leap-frogging is much less used. Nada (talk) 06:37, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Island hopping is not exactly the same thing: leapfrogging includes the idea of bypassing islands, which island hopping doesn't include, even if the main idea -- to reach a place by jumping from one island to another -- is the same. Kimdime (talk) 15:18, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Mahan? Infiltration tactics?[edit]

I was wondering whether Alfred Mahan might have had an influence on the development of leapfrogging strategy. In his book The Influence of Sea Power upon History, Mahan noted that islands, once cut off by an enemy navy, were vulnerable to conquest and virtually useless for offensive naval operations (regardless of how many troops were stationed on them).

Also, I was wondering whether there's an analogy between leapfrogging and army "infiltration tactics". In both cases, enemy strong points are circumvented and left in the rear either to be eliminated by later waves of troops or to "wither on the vine".Cwk MailBold text (talk) 18:16, 10 April 2013 (UTC)