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How to make war : a comprehensive guide to modern warfare in the twenty-first century

Author: James F Dunnigan
Publisher: New York : Quill, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Provides a detailed explanation of virtually every facet of modern warfare, examining the world's armed forces, weapons, tactics, logistics, intelligence, and more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James F Dunnigan
ISBN: 006009012X 9780060090128
OCLC Number: 50693064
Description: x, 659 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. How to become an effective armchair general --
pt. 1. Ground combat --
2. The poor bloody infantry --
3. Tanks : the arm of decision --
4. Artillery : the killer --
5. Combat support --
6. Paramilitary forces and reserves --
pt. 2. Air operations --
7. The Air Force : fighters, bombers, and snoopers --
8. Air defense --
pt. 3. Naval operations --
9. The Navy : on the surface --
10. The Navy : run silent, run deep --
11. The Navy : in the air --
pt. 4. Human factors --
12. Getting psyched : why soldiers fight --
13. Leadership --
14. Intelligence --
15. The primary law of warfare : Murphy's --
16. Who wins --
17. What armed forces do in peacetime --
pt. 5. Special weapons --
18. The electronic battlefield and information warfare --
19. The war in space --
20. Chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons --
21. Operations other than war (OOTW) --
22. Special operations : commandos, paratroopers, Marines, and special forces --
pt. 6. Warfare by the numbers --
23. Logistics --
24. Attrition --
25. Victory goes to the bigger battalions --
pt. 7. Moving the goods --
26. The Navy : the tonnage war --
27. The Air Force : air freight --
pt. 8. Tools of the trade --
28. The weapons of the world --
29. The armed forces of the world --
Glossary : dictionary of military terms (official and otherwise).
Responsibility: by James F. Dunnigan.
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