blitzkrieg

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It was not the lightning war of Tommy Franks, with journalists riding tanks into Baghdad, that soured America, but the unanticipated duration and cost.
Blitzkrieg", meaning lightning war, was the tactic used by Germany during the second World War, whereby a concentration of weapons are utilised along a narrow front.
Hitler expected to achieve these goals by waging a lightning war (Blitzkrieg) to decimate the Red Army, undermine the morale of its soldiers, and produce a collapse similar to that of the Tsar's army during World War I.