The Armenians and Ottoman Military Policy, 1915

  title={The Armenians and Ottoman Military Policy, 1915},
  author={Edward J. Erickson},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={141 - 167}
Mainstream western scholarship maintains that the Armenian insurrection of 1915 was never an actual threat to the security of the Ottoman state in the First World War and that the relocation of the Armenians of eastern Anatolia was unnecessary. In truth, no study of the Armenian insurrection and its effect on Ottoman military policy has ever been conducted. This article examines the Ottoman army's lines of communications architecture and logistics posture in eastern Anatolia in 1915. Armenian… 
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