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Waging peace : the art of war for the antiwar movement

Author: Scott Ritter
Publisher: New York : Nation Books ; [Berkeley Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Ritter proposes that the antiwar movement seek guidance from sources they would ordinarily spurn: the philosophies of those who have mastered the art of conflict, from Caesar to Napoleon, Sun Tzu to Clausewitz. In the vein of Rules for Radicals and The Art of War, Ritter argues that one must study the "enemy" in order to learn the art of campaigning, of waging battles only when necessary, and having the ability to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ritter, Scott.
Waging peace.
New York : Nation Books; [Berkeley Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2007
(OCoLC)680574948
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Ritter
ISBN: 9781568583280 1568583281
OCLC Number: 123443903
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 174 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : life as conflict --
On losing --
Waging peace --
The art of war --
Decision making --
Intelligence prepartion of the battlefield --
Strategy, operations, tactics and the art of campaigning --
Organization and incident command --
Conclusion : on winning --
Intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), support graphic template (notional demonstration activity) --
Decision making : the "OODA-Loop" --
Appendix A. The Constitution of the United States of America --
Appendix B. The charter of the United Nations.
Responsibility: Scott Ritter.
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"Ritter proposes that the antiwar movement seek guidance from sources they would ordinarily spurn: the philosophies of those who have mastered the art of conflict, from Caesar to Napoleon, Sun Tzu to Clausewitz. In the vein of Rules for Radicals and The Art of War, Ritter argues that one must study the "enemy" in order to learn the art of campaigning, of waging battles only when necessary, and having the ability to wage a struggle on several fronts simultaneously."--book jacket.

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