Isserson is one of the fathers of the deep battle doctrine and was one of the most brilliant minds of the Soviet Army. (According to Joukov's memoir)

However, Isserson was also described as an awful leader on the field. He lost many exercises during the 30's (Also when Joukov was the CO of an armored division) and he was supposed to have some issue with interpersonal relationships. Is there any report of his experience on the field to prove his unability to lead men ?

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    Is Joukov the same as Zhukov? WHy is Isserson not even mentioned in the page on Deep Battle? What research have you done? – Mark C. Wallace Oct 31 '16 at 11:53
  • I read the french edition of Joukov's memoir and I found a letter written by Isserson daughter where she explained that Isserson actually won tactical exercises several times. Actually I can not foud any trustworthy document... – Elcyr Oct 31 '16 at 15:39
  • I could be convinced "won tactical exercises several times" is an example of damning with faint praise. – T.E.D. Oct 31 '16 at 18:16
  • @MarkC.Wallace I think you'll find that Isserson has his own section on the deep battle page. – KillingTime Oct 31 '16 at 18:43

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