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Strategic studies : a reader

Author: Thomas G Mahnken; Joseph A Maiolo
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presenting essays on strategic theory, this reader guides students through the theoretical and practical aspects of Strategic Studies. It provides a survey of the ideas and themes in the field of  Read more...


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Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Mahnken; Joseph A Maiolo
ISBN: 9780415772211 0415772214 9780415772228 0415772222 9780203928462 0203928466
OCLC Number: 174134191
Description: ix, 450 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: General introduction --
Part 1. The uses of strategic theory: Introduction ; 1. Strategy as a science / Bernard Brodie ; 2. Strategic studies and the problem of power / Lawrence Freedman ; What is a military lesson? / William C. Fuller, Jr. --
Part 2. Interpretation of the classics: Introduction ; 4. "The Art of War" / Sun Tzu ; 5. Strategy: the indirect approach / Basil Lidell Hart ; 6. Arms and influence / Thomas C. Schelling --
Part 3. Instruments of war: land, sea, and air power: Introduction ; 7. J.F.C. Fuller's theory of mechanized warfare / Brian Holden Reid ; 8. Some principles of maritime strategy / Julian Corbett ; 9. Air power and the origins of deterrence theory before 1939 / R.J. Overy ; 10. Kosovo and the great air power debate / Daniel L. Byman and Matthew C. Waxman --
Part 4. Nuclear strategy: Introduction ; 11. The absolute weapon / Bernard Brodie ; 12. The delicate balance of terror / Albert Wohlstetter --
Part 5. Irregular warfare and small wars: Introduction ; 13. Science of guerrilla warfare / T.E. Lawrence ; 14. Problems of strategy in China's civil war / Mao Tse Tung ; 15. Counterinsurgency warfare: theory and practice / David Galula ; 16. Why big nations lose small wars: the politics of asymmetric conflict / Andrew Mack ; 17. Countering global insurgency / David J. Kilcullen ; 18. Strategic terrorism: the framework and its fallacies / Peter R. Neumann and M.L.R. Smith --
Part 6. Future warfare, future strategy: Introduction ; 19. Cavalry to computer: the pattern of military revolutions / Andrew F. Krepinevich / 20. From Kadesh to Kandahar: military theory and the future of war / Michael Evans ; 21. Why strategy is difficult / Colin S. Gray ; 22. The 'war on terror' in historical perspective / Adam Roberts ; 23. The lost meaning of strategy / Hew Strachan.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas G. Mahnken and Joseph A. Maiolo.
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