The direction of war : contemporary strategy in historical perspective / Hew Strachan.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
xiv, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Military history, Modern -- 21st century.
- "The wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, public enquiries and defence think tanks have detected a lack of consistent direction, of effective communication, and of governmental coordination"-- Provided by publisher.
1. War and strategy at the beginning of the twenty-first century
2. The meaning of strategy: historical perspectives
3. The case for Clausewitz: reading 'On War' today
4. Making strategy work: civil-military relations in Britain and the United States
5. Strategy and the limitation of war
6. Europe armies and limited war
7. The limitations of strategic culture: the case of the British way in warfare
8. Maritime strategy and national policy
9. Technology and strategy
10. War is war: imperial legacies and current conflicts
11. Strategy and the operational level of war
12. Strategy and contingency
13. Strategy: change and continuity.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1107047854 (hardback)
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