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Why war? Why an army?

Author: John M House
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2008.
Series: An AUSA book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of war's purpose, meaning, and characteristics, and the role of the army in the conduct of war.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John M House
ISBN: 9780313362064 0313362068
OCLC Number: 228676775
Notes: "An AUSA book."
Description: xii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What's war all about? --
Types of wars --
The purpose of an army --
Levels of war --
The physical nature of war --
The cognitive nature of war --
The moral nature of war --
The need for change --
Transformation --
Ensuring transformation --
future war --
The constants.
Series Title: An AUSA book
Responsibility: John M. House.
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