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On War

Author : Carl von Clausewitz
ISBN : 9781400837403
Genre : History
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On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals.
Category: History

On War

Author : Carl von Clausewitz
ISBN : CORNELL:31924030718757
Genre : Military art and science
File Size : 86.21 MB
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Category: Military art and science

Fighting Talk

Author : Colin S. Gray
ISBN : 0275991318
Genre : History
File Size : 34.33 MB
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Through forty maxims developed by the author, this book offers advice on how we can best cope with the perils that lurk for us in future strategic history.
Category: History

Thoughts On War

Author : Phillip S. Meilinger
ISBN : 9780813178929
Genre : History
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War is changing. Unlike when modern military doctrine was forged, the United States no longer mobilizes massive land forces for direct political gain. Instead, the US fights small, overseas wars by global mandate to overthrow dictators, destroy terrorist groups, and broker regional peace. These conflicts hardly resemble the total wars fought and expected by foundational military theorists such as Carl von Clausewitz, yet their paradigms are ingrained in modern thinking. The twenty-first-century's new geopolitical situation demands new principles for warfare -- deemphasizing decisive land victory in favor of airpower, intelligence systems, and indigenous ground forces. In Thoughts on War, Phillip S. Meilinger confronts the shortcomings of US military dogma in search of a new strategic doctrine. Inter-service rivalries and conventional theories failed the US in lengthy Korea, Vietnam, and Middle East conflicts. Jettisoning traditional perspectives and their focus on decisive battles, Meilinger revisits historical campaigns looking for answers to more persistent challenges -- how to coordinate forces, manipulate time, and fight on two fronts. This provocative collection of new and expanded essays offers a fresh, if controversial, perspective on time-honored military values, one which encourages a critical revision of US military strategy.
Category: History

Clausewitz S On War

Author : Hew Strachan
ISBN : 0802143636
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Clausewitz's On War is a timely and fascinating answer to these problems. Hew Strachan, one of the world's foremost military historians, tells how and why On War was written, explains what Clausewitz meant, and offers insight into the impact it made on conflict and its continued significance in our world today."--Jacket.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Peace Reader

Author : Joseph Fahey
ISBN : 0809133172
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 80.13 MB
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A Peace Reader Revised contains articles reflecting different and even opposing viewpoints, offering competing visions of the future. They range from the scholarly to the folksy; from the philosophical to the satirical; from the didactic to the poetic. In an effort to help students develop critical thinking skills, the authors include study questions after every major article. The result is a book as contemporary as today's headlines and as timeless as the wisdom of the ages.
Category: Political Science

More On War

Author : Martin van Creveld
ISBN : 9780198788171
Genre : History
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"War is the most important thing in the world', writes Martin van Creveld, one of the world's best-known experts on military history and strategy.The survival of every country, government, and individual is ultimately dependent on war - or the ability to wage it in self-defence. That is why, though it may come but once in a hundred years, it must be prepared for every day. When it is too late - when the bodies lie stiff and people weep overthem - those in charge have failed in their duty. Nevertheless, in spite of the centrality of war to human history and culture, there has for long been no modern attempt to provide a replacement for the classics on war and strategy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War, dating from the 5th or 6th century BC, and Carl von Clausewitz's On War, written in theaftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. What is needed is a modern, comprehensive, easy to read and understand theory of war for the 21st century that could serve as a replacement for these classic texts. The purpose of the present book is to provide just such a theory.
Category: History