Makers Of Modern Strategy From Machiavelli To The Nuclear Age

Author: Peter Paret
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400835461
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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.

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Makers Of Modern Strategy From Machiavelli To The Nuclear Age

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Die Strategiediskussion In Der Sowjetunion

Author: Ole Diehl
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663146384
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Die vorliegende Arbeit entstand zu einem großen Teil während der späten 80er Jahre, also zu einer Zeit, als die hier untersuchte Strategiedis kussion noch in vollem Gang war. Der politikbegleitende Blickwinkel der Analyse ist daher unverkennbar. Da die Sowjetunion nicht mehr existiert und der Ost-West-Konflikt inzwischen überwunden ist, mag eine Untersuchung des Strategiewandels in der UdSSR auf den ersten Blick anachronistisch erscheinen. Der Autor glaubt aber, mit seiner Studie mehr als nur einen Beitrag zur zeitgeschichtlichen Aufarbeitung einer der interessantesten Perioden der von ihm erlebten Nachkriegsgeschichte geleistet zu haben. Eine Analyse der Strategiediskussion der späten 80er Jahre bringt etwas mehr Licht in die komplexen Beziehungsgeflechte zwischen politischer und militärischer Führung in Moskau. Zudem ist eine genaue Kenntnis der Rahmenbedingungen und Hintergründe, die das militärische Denken im Moskauer Generalstab bestimmen, eine unabdingbare Voraussetzung für künftige politikbegleitende Analysen der Herausbildung neuer, post-sowjetischer Militärstrategien. Die vorliegende Arbeit wurde im Frühjahr 1992 als Dissertation am Fachbereich Politische Wissenschaften der Freien Universität Berlin angenommen. Sie verdankt ihre Entstehung vor allem einem Stipendium der Volkswagen-Stiftung. Diese Förderung erlaubte es dem Verfasser, am Bundesinstitut für ostwissenschaftliche und internationale Studien (BIOst) in Köln und bei längeren Auslandsaufenthalten in Moskau, Washington (D. C. ) und Sandhurst (England) Einblick in die militärstrategischen Entwicklungen in der UdSSR zu nehmen. Der Verfasser ist den Mitarbeitern des Bundesinstituts zu großem Dank verpflichtet. Dies gilt vor allem für Herrn Dr. Gerhard Wettig, der die Studie angeregt und kritisch betreut hat, und Herrn OTL i. G.

Modern Military Strategy

Author: Elinor C. Sloan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136345647
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This textbook provides a coherent introduction to post-Cold War and post-9/11 military theory for upper-level students seeking an initial understanding of strategic studies. In the contemporary period there has been significant and growing interest among students about international security issues. While many publications focus on one particular aspect of military strategy, there is no single volume that provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of strategic thought in this new era. Modern Military Strategy will fill this gap in the literature, with chapters on the conduct of war in each of the naval, land, air, space and cyber dimensions, and on nuclear strategy, and irregular war and counterinsurgency. The text concludes by identifying crosscutting trends, statements, and principles which may form the basis of a modern, general theory of war. This book will be essential reading for students of strategic studies, war studies and military history, and highly recommended for students of security studies and international relations in general.