French Indochina - strategic metaphors for resilience

Project: Research

Project Details


Reviews strategic lessons for resilience based on analysis of French involvement in the Indochina War. The study involves a structured literature review of the war with a particular focus on airborne operations, notably the battles of Route Coloniale 4 (1950) and Dien Bien Phu (1954). The study investigates mortality and logistical statistics, looking for patterns and trends. Using contemporary strategic frameworks, the study draws out the implications for health crisis management, in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic and the obesity crisis.

Layman's description

Waht can we learn lessons from previous military disasters that could strengthen health resilience?
Short titleFrench Indochina & Strategy
Effective start/end date1/05/20 → …


  • Military strategy
  • Resilience
  • Development
  • Strategy