I'm interested specifically in asking about why armies are vulnerable if attacked on the flank.

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    Looking at the list of sites, I don't think there is one, but maybe you can get some information by examining some historical reasons why specific armies have been vulnerable that way at History Stack Exchange. Commented Jun 19 at 22:01
  • Well, no such site afaik, need to start a Military.SE site for that. Commented Jun 20 at 6:26
  • For reasons non-specific to a single army, you could try Worldbuilding.SE. Its scope starts where that of History.SE ends. You might need to tag science-based to avoid fantasy. This will give you answers about how armies could be vulnerable; no real army will actually tell you how it is vulnerable
    – Daniel T
    Commented Jun 20 at 7:54
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    @FranckDernoncourt I'm guessing it's because the site-recommendation tag asks to be specific about the question one wants to ask. Can you clarify yours, JoeB? Is this about the army of a specific country, of a specific period in time, about a specific country or even continent? What kind of attacks do you want to have considered? &c.
    – Joachim
    Commented Jun 20 at 10:13
  • @Joachim - I was asking in a general way. I've read about flank attacks in WWII and in the Revolutionary War. Clearly they're something to be on guard against, but no one ever explains exactly why. I searched online and found some fairly clear answers-- but was hoping there would be something more definitive here. Would someone please close this? I don't know how.
    – JoeB
    Commented Jun 21 at 10:58
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    @JoeB This question is on-topic, so it shouldn't be closed. "There is no answer" is not a reason to close a question. (If you really want, you can delete the question, but I'd advise against: the comments here will be useful to other people.)
    – wizzwizz4
    Commented Jun 21 at 16:35

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There does not appear to be any site where that question is on-topic.

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There might be related questions that could be on-topic at particular sites. I suggest reviewing the list of sites, such as History.SE, to identify candidates. Make sure to review their policies and what is on-topic on a specific site before asking there.

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