maldeployment

maldeployment

(ˌmældɪˈplɔɪmənt)
n
the inefficient use of resources or an instance of such
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This preoccupation with the south-western theatre, concentration on the Kiev Special Military District, Timoshenko's and latterly Zhukov's military bailiwick, proved to be the root cause of the subsequent massive Soviet strategic maldeployment. Neither the new war plan, nor the deliberations within the special command conference convened in December 1940 made any mention of surprise as a factor to be reckoned with.
As one analyst remarked, inappropriate doctrine was less a factor than the maldeployment of forces:
* Recognize that the first revolution will include some costly mistakes, miscues, and maldeployments. Patience will be required in fielding first wave systems, then adapting them to the second revolution.