Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age
Author: Peter Paret,Gordon A. Craig,Felix Gilbert
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 1400835461
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age Book Excerpt:

The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age takes the first part of its title from an earlier collection of essays, published by Princeton University Press in 1943, which became a classic of historical scholarship. Three essays are repinted from the earlier book; four others have been extensively revised. The rest--twenty-two essays--are new. The subjects addressed range from major theorists and political and military leaders to impersonal forces. Machiavelli, Clausewitz, and Marx and Engels are discussed, as are Napoleon, Churchill, and Mao. Other essays trace the interaction of theory and experience over generations--the evolution of American strategy, for instance, or the emergence of revolutionary war in the modern world. Still others analyze the strategy of particular conflicts--the First and Second World Wars--or the relationship between technology, policy, and war in the nuclear age. Whatever its theme, each essay places the specifics of military thought and action in their political, social, and economic environment. Together the contributors have produced a book that reinterprets and illuminates war, one of the most powerful forces in history and one that cannot be controlled in the future without an understanding of its past.

Studyguide for Makers of Modern Strategy from MacHiavelli to the Nuclear Age by Peter Paret Isbn 9780691027647

Studyguide for Makers of Modern Strategy from MacHiavelli to the Nuclear Age by   Peter Paret  Isbn 9780691027647
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Cram101
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-12
ISBN: 9781490284774
Category: Electronic Book
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Studyguide for Makers of Modern Strategy from MacHiavelli to the Nuclear Age by Peter Paret Isbn 9780691027647 Book Excerpt:

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An Army at War Change in the Midst of Conflict The Proceedings of the Combat Studies Institue sic 2005 Military History Symposium

An Army at War  Change in the Midst of Conflict  The Proceedings of the Combat Studies Institue  sic  2005 Military History Symposium
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1428916253
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Army at War Change in the Midst of Conflict The Proceedings of the Combat Studies Institue sic 2005 Military History Symposium Book Excerpt:

The Imagery of Soviet Foreign Policy and the Collapse of the Russian Empire

The Imagery of Soviet Foreign Policy and the Collapse of the Russian Empire
Author: Christopher Smart
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780275948573
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Imagery of Soviet Foreign Policy and the Collapse of the Russian Empire Book Excerpt:

This study explores how Soviet leaders shaped the image cast by their state at home and abroad from the ascendancy of Khrushchev through the presidency of Yeltsin.

Asymmetric Warfare and Military Thought

Asymmetric Warfare and Military Thought
Author: Adam Lowther
Publsiher: Glen Segell Publishers
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1901414310
Category: Asymmetric warfare
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asymmetric Warfare and Military Thought Book Excerpt:

Adam Lowther

Non State Challenges in a Re Ordered World

Non State Challenges in a Re Ordered World
Author: Stefano Ruzza,Anja P Jakobi,Charles Geisler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1317561562
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non State Challenges in a Re Ordered World Book Excerpt:

There is a sprawling scholarship on violence, crime, and corrupt state rule; yet few have interpreted these challenges as transformative at the global scale and as a potential source of alternative, non-state, legitimacy. This volume challenges "Westphalian conservativism" in a provocative yet plausible manner, shedding light at the ubiquity and diversity of unfolding non-state agendas and at their effect on the imagined state community. Focusing on civil war parties, warlords, commercial providers of security, multinational companies and criminal organizations, the book directs attention to theoretical questions and policy challenges arising from non-state armed expansion. To accomplish this, the contributors present a range of case studies and comparisons within three thematic sections: the first takes stock of how, when, and in what measure state and state-system legitimacy are challenged by non-state violent or criminal activity; the second addresses the nature, effectiveness, and side-effects of different state-mandated reaction to non-state activities; and third focuses on the recombination of state and non-state actors contributing to processes of socio-political transformation. This volume provides a current analysis of different armed and violent actors encroaching on the state's monopoly of violence. It seeks to spark debate about global political change and will be of interest to students and scholars of global governance, global security, and international relations.

Leadership In The Shenandoah Valley And North Africa Historical Studies In Mission Command

Leadership In The Shenandoah Valley And North Africa  Historical Studies In Mission Command
Author: Major Colin P. Mahle
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN: 178289943X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership In The Shenandoah Valley And North Africa Historical Studies In Mission Command Book Excerpt:

Mission command, as outlined in Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 6-0, Mission Command, is the contemporary philosophy through which army commanders combine mission, intent, and subordinate initiative to win in unified land operations. Though not known to them as mission command, prominent leaders such as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson used similar concepts. This study specifically examines how these leaders employed three of the six principles outlined in current mission command doctrine. They are: (1) build cohesive teams through mutual trust, (2) exercise disciplined initiative, and (3) provide a clear commander’s intent. Determining the methods that these commanders employed during their celebrated campaigns through the framework of mission command highlights characteristics that will benefit military leaders at all levels. The linkages between these historical campaigns and current mission command philosophy are the focus of this study.

The Politics of Warfare

The Politics of Warfare
Author: Stephen J. Cimbala
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 0271042079
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Warfare Book Excerpt:

After Clausewitz

After Clausewitz
Author: Antulio Joseph Echevarria
Publsiher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Clausewitz Book Excerpt:

"But Echevarria disputes this traditional view and convincingly shows that these theorists - Boguslawski, Goltz, Schlieffen, Hoening, and their American and European counterparts - were not the architects of outmoded theories. In fact, they duly appreciated the implications of the vast advances in modern weaponry (as well as in transportation and communications) and set about finding solutions that would restore offensive maneuver to the battlefield."--BOOK JACKET.

World Politics and the Evolution of War

World Politics and the Evolution of War
Author: John J. Weltman
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780801849497
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Politics and the Evolution of War Book Excerpt:

In this comprehensive study, international relations scholar John Weltman explores the many roles of war in world politics. With topics ranging from the development of strategic thought to the effects on war of political and technological change, from the uses of force—and threats of force—to the uses of arms control, from the prominence of war in history to its likely fate in the post-Cold War world, Weltman's analysis offers a detailed, thoroughgoing, and rigorous overview of the subject. Throughout, Weltman questions a number of widely held assumptions. To the conventional argument that the number of players in the international system determines the incidence and character of war, he responds with evidence that suggesting that the social, material, and intellectual context within which conflicts occur is far more influential. Weltman also questions the prevailing wisdom that democracies are inherently peaceful and autocracies inherently warlike, arguing instead that the propensity to wage war—and the effects of war—are largely the products of prevailing expectations: whether or not war offers a means for the cheap, easy, and decisive accomplishment of a government's objectives. And he criticizes the dominant view that conflict—even violent conflict—is psychologically "abnormal." Drawing upon the traditional distinction between wars of "attrition" and wars of "annihilation," Weltman sees the trend toward the former—despite the anomalous Persian Gulf conflict—aslikely to continue. While this trend does not suggest the end of warfare (much less the "end of history"), it does imply the localization of conflict and the minimization of the danger of global conflagration. The "new world order," Weltman concludes, will be far from peaceful, but the conflicts that do arise will be slow-burning and difficult to spread. Outside intervention in these conflicts will be costly.

Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice

Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice
Author: William C. Martel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2015-01-12
ISBN: 1107082064
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice Book Excerpt:

This book explores fundamental questions about grand strategy, as it has evolved across generations and countries. It provides an overview of the ancient era of grand strategy and a detailed discussion of its philosophical, military, and economic foundations in the modern era. The author investigates these aspects through the lenses of four approaches - those of historians, social scientists, practitioners, and military strategists. The main goal is to provide contemporary policy makers and scholars with a historic and analytic framework in which to evaluate and conduct grand strategy. By providing greater analytical clarity about grand strategy and describing its nature and its utility for the state, this book presents a comprehensive theory on the practice of grand strategy in order to articulate the United States' past, present, and future purpose and position on the world stage.

Clausewitz and America

Clausewitz and America
Author: Stuart Kinross
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-16
ISBN: 1134180292
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clausewitz and America Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates how Clausewitzian thought influenced American strategic thinking between the Vietnam War and the current conflict in Iraq. Carl von Clausewitz's thought played a part in the process of military reform and the transition in US policy that took place after the Vietnam War. By the time of the 1991 Gulf War, American policy makers demonstrated that they understood the Clausewitzian notion of utilizing military force to fulfil a clear political objective. The US armed forces bridged the operational and strategic levels during that conflict in accordance with Clausewitz’s conviction that war plans should be tailored to fulfil a political objective. With the end of the Cold War, and an increasing predilection for technological solutions, American policy makers and the military moved away from Clausewitz. It was only the events of 11 September 2001 that reminded Americans of his intrinsic value. However, while many aspects of the ‘War on Terror’ and the conflict in Iraq can be accommodated within the Clausewitzian paradigm, the lack of a clear policy for countering insurgency in Iraq suggests that the US may have returned full circle to the flawed strategic approach evident in Vietnam. Clausewitz and America will be of great interest to students of strategy, military history, international security and US politics.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence

The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence
Author: Marie Breen-Smyth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN: 1317042093
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence Book Excerpt:

Aimed at scholars, students and lay persons interested in peace and conflict studies, The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence is a comprehensive resource to understand the principal debates on political violence, a field which is becoming an increasingly important part of courses on peace and conflict. Organized into seven main sections, this volume deals with a wide range of issues covering the following important research areas: · Issues of definition and nomenclature and how contests over these relate to political violence. · Theoretical frameworks and methods for understanding and researching political violence. · Motivations and goals of those who use political violence. · The various forms of political violence. · Perspectives on countering political violence, by state and non-state actors. · Why and how political violence ends. · The aftermath of political violence. Contributions by leading scholars in the field provide an authoritative guide and source book on political violence for the scholar, the researcher and the informed general reader.

Maritime Strategy and Sea Control

Maritime Strategy and Sea Control
Author: Milan Vego
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 1317439848
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maritime Strategy and Sea Control Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the key naval strategic objectives of obtaining and maintaining sea control. During times of war, sea control, or the ability of combatants to enjoy naval dominance, plays a crucial role in that side’s ability to attain overall victory. This book explains and analyzes in much greater detail sea control in all its complexities, and describes the main methods of obtaining and maintaining it. Building on the views of naval classical thinkers, this book utilizes historical examples to illustrate the main methods of sea control. Each chapter focuses on a particular method, including destroying the enemy forces by a decisive action, destroying enemy forces over time-attrition, containing enemy fleet, choke point control, and capturing important enemy's positions/basing area, The aim is to provide a comprehensive theory and practice of the struggle for sea control at the operational level. It should therefore provide a guide to practitioners on how to plan and conduct operational warfare at sea. The book will be of much interest to students of naval strategy, defence studies and security studies.

Soviet Military Doctrine from Lenin to Gorbachev 1915 1991

Soviet Military Doctrine from Lenin to Gorbachev  1915 1991
Author: Willard C. Frank, Jr.,Willard C. Frank,Philip S. Gillette
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780313277139
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soviet Military Doctrine from Lenin to Gorbachev 1915 1991 Book Excerpt:

This study of Soviet military thinking over the last 75 years combines the perspectives of history and the social sciences to understand Soviet military doctrine, strategy, and behavior from the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to the coup attempt and revolution in 1991. Senior scholars evaluate Soviet ways of war, assess the current situation in the Soviet Union/Russia, and point to future possible policy directions. Statements defining recent Soviet policy, enhanced by an overall Soviet perspective, further reveal current military attitudes in the region. A bibliographical essay points to significant literature on Soviet military doctrine.

Civil War Generalship

Civil War Generalship
Author: William J. Wood
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780275950545
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil War Generalship Book Excerpt:

Civil War commanders had to confront their opponents and create their own methods of command while actually engaged in combat operations.

Modern Military Strategy

Modern Military Strategy
Author: Elinor C. Sloan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN: 1317578775
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Military Strategy Book Excerpt:

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to post-Cold War military theory for students of strategic studies. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, including a new chapter on peacekeeping, and examines contemporary strategic thought on the conduct of war in the sea, land, air, nuclear, space and cyber domains, as well as irregular warfare. Each chapter identifies contemporary strategic thinkers in a particular area, examines strategic thought through the lens of identifiable themes, and discusses the ideas of classical strategists to provide historical context. Examples of the link between the use of military force and the pursuit of political objectives are presented, such as airpower against ISIS and in Libya, counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq, counter-piracy operations off the coast of Africa, and the Stuxnet virus in Iran. The chapters identify trends, statements and principles that indicate how military power can best be employed to effect political ends, while the conclusion paints an overall picture of the relationship between classic and contemporary strategic thinking within each warfare domain. This book will be essential reading for students of strategic studies, war studies and military history, and is highly recommended for students of security studies and international relations in general.

Morale

Morale
Author: Daniel Ussishkin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN: 0190469099
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morale Book Excerpt:

Arguably no nation is as closely associated with the term morale as Great Britain. Yet this concept that seems so innate to the British people was carefully cultivated within many spheres of modern national life. In this first critical history of morale, Daniel Ussishkin asks how is it that modern Britons have come to regard morale as a category of conduct, vital for the success of collective effort in war and peace, and a mark of good, modern, and human managerial practice, appropriate for a democratic age. He narrates the intellectual, cultural, and institutional history of morale in modern imperial Britain: its emergence as a new concept during the long nineteenth century, its changing meanings and significations, and the social and political goals those who discussed, observed, or managed morale sought to achieve. Formalized as a new military disciplinary problem during the long nineteenth century, morale came to permeate nearly every civilian sphere of life during the era of the two world wars as a new way of managing human conduct. This book traces how it gradually emerged from a problem that was regarded as residual at best to one that was seen as the epitome of proper managerial practice, its institutional manifestations and promotion by myriad organizations and the social-democratic state, and its emergence as a potent political concept from Britain's social-democratic moment until the ascendancy of the New Right. Daniel Ussishkin's Morale tells the history of concept central to the management of war, business, and civic society not just in Britain but in modern culture writ large.

The First Total War

The First Total War
Author: David Avrom Bell,Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor David A Bell
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780618349654
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Total War Book Excerpt:

Describes how the Enlightenment and the French Revolution led to the first total war in history during the age of Napoleon, when embodiments of modern-day warfare such as conscription, guerrilla warfare, and unconditional surrender made their first appearance.

War Clausewitz and the Trinity

War  Clausewitz and the Trinity
Author: Thomas Waldman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 1317000455
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Clausewitz and the Trinity Book Excerpt:

Today, the ideas of Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) are employed almost ubiquitously in strategic studies, military history and defence literatures, but often in a manner which distorts their true meaning. In this book, Waldman explores Clausewitz’s central theoretical device for understanding war - the ’remarkable trinity’ of politics, chance and passion. By situating the great Prussian in historical context, he presents a conception truer to Clausewitz’s intention. Seeking to achieve this through an in-depth reinterpretation of On War and Clausewitz’s other writings, conducted through the prism of the trinity, this book draws on existing studies but argues that there is room for clarification. It presents fresh perspectives into aspects of Clausewitz's thought and emphasises elements of his theory that have often been neglected. Furthermore, it provides a solid basis from which debate on the nature of modern war can move forward.