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Why war? Why an army?

Author: John M House
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, ©2008.
Series: AUSA Institute of Land Warfare book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an alternative method of thinking about why wars are fought through its analysis of the power struggle between nations. This book forges a new way of thinking, giving readers a new understanding of war and its effects on society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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House, John M.
Why war? Why an army?.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, ©2008
(DLC) 2008022563
(OCoLC)228676775
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M House
ISBN: 9780313362071 0313362076
OCLC Number: 328112698
Notes: "An AUSA book."
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. What's War All about?; 2. Types of Wars; 3. The Purpose of an Army; 4. Levels of War; 5. The Physical Nature of War; 6. The Cognitive Nature of War; 7. The Moral Nature of War; 8. The Need for Change; 9. Transformation; 10. Ensuring Transformation; 11. Future War; 12. The Constants; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: AUSA Institute of Land Warfare book.
Responsibility: John M. House.

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