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The changing face of war : lessons of combat, from the Marne to Iraq

Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: New York : Presidio Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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One of the most influential experts on military history and strategy has now written an original and provocative account of the past hundred years of global conflict. This book reveals the path that led to the impasse in Iraq, why powerful standing armies are now helpless against ill-equipped insurgents, and how the security of sovereign nations may be maintained in the future. Van Creveld takes us on a journey from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Van Creveld
ISBN: 9780891419013 0891419012
OCLC Number: 70158583
Description: xi, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prelude, 1900-14 --
World War I, 1914-18 --
The twenty years' truce --
World War II, 1939-45 --
In the shadow of the Bomb --
The new world disorder, 1991 to the present --
The first and the last.
Responsibility: Martin van Creveld.
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