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Strategy and History

  1. Grand Strategy and the Presidency

    Foreign Policy, War and the American Role in the World

    By C. Dale Walton

    Series: Strategy and History

    This book examines the role and importance of the Presidency in the formulation and conduct of US grand strategy. The text discusses US strategic history, with particular emphasis on the period from the end of the Cold War to the present day. While the United States periodically has enjoyed...

    Published February 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. US Military Innovation since the Cold War

    Creation Without Destruction

    Edited by Harvey Sapolsky, Benjamin Friedman, Brendan Green

    Series: Strategy and History

    This book explains how the US military reacted to the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA), and failed to innovate its organization or doctrine to match the technological breakthroughs it brought about. Many called for the transformation of the US military in the years after the end of the Cold...

    Published April 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  3. America, Technology and Strategic Culture

    A Clausewitzian Assessment

    By Brice Harris

    Series: Strategy and History

    This book analyses the American way of war within the context of Clausewitzian theory. In doing so, it draws conclusions about the origins, viability, and technical feasibility of America’s current strategic approach. The author argues that the situation in which America has found itself in Iraq...

    Published August 20th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Alexander the Great: Lessons in Strategy

    By David J. Lonsdale

    Series: Strategy and History

    This book offers a strategic analysis of one of the most outstanding military careers in history, identifying the most pertinent strategic lessons from the campaigns of Alexander the Great. David Lonsdale argues that since the core principles of strategy are eternal, the study and analysis of...

    Published December 5th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Clausewitz and America

    Strategic Thought and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

    By Stuart Kinross

    Series: Strategy and History

    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...

    Published August 15th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Strategic Basing and the Great Powers, 1200-2000

    By Robert E. Harkavy

    Series: Strategy and History

    This is the first book to survey the evolution of the strategic basing systems of the great powers, covering an 800-year span of history, from the Mongol dynasty to the era of the US empire. Robert E. Harkavy details the progression of strategic basing systems and power projection, from its...

    Published June 6th 2007 by Routledge

  7. War in Iraq

    Planning and Execution

    Edited by Thomas G. Mahnken, Thomas A. Keaney

    Series: Strategy and History

    This volume provides a collection of insightful essays on all phases of the Iraq War: both US-led major combat operations to defeat the Ba’athist regime as well as efforts to reconstruct the country and defeat the insurgency. Written by leading scholars on the Iraq War, many of whom have practical...

    Published April 4th 2007 by Routledge

  8. US Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Military Innovation and the New American War of War, 1973-2003

    By Robert R. Tomes

    Series: Strategy and History

    US Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom examines the thirty-year transformation in American military thought and defence strategy that spanned from 1973 through 2003. During these three decades, new technology and operational practices helped form what observers dubbed a '...

    Published January 24th 2007 by Routledge

  9. US Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Military Innovation and the New American War of War, 1973-2003

    By Robert R. Tomes

    Series: Strategy and History

    US Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom examines the thirty-year transformation in American military thought and defence strategy that spanned from 1973 through 2003. During these three decades, new technology and operational practices helped form what observers dubbed a '...

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Science, Strategy and War

    The Strategic Theory of John Boyd

    By Frans P.B. Osinga

    Series: Strategy and History

    John Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called ‘OODA’ loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest. This book aims to redress this state of...

    Published October 25th 2006 by Routledge

  11. The Fog of Peace and War Planning

    Military and Strategic Planning under Uncertainty

    Edited by Talbot C. Imlay, Monica Duffy Toft

    Series: Strategy and History

    How do we plan under conditions of uncertainty? The perspective of military planners is a key organizing framework: do they see themselves as preparing to administer a peace, or preparing to fight a future war? Most interwar volumes examine only the 1920s and the 1930s. This new volume goes back,...

    Published September 13th 2006 by Routledge

  12. The Fog of Peace and War Planning

    Military and Strategic Planning under Uncertainty

    Edited by Talbot C. Imlay, Monica Duffy Toft

    Series: Strategy and History

    How do we plan under conditions of uncertainty? The perspective of military planners is a key organizing framework: do they see themselves as preparing to administer a peace, or preparing to fight a future war? Most interwar volumes examine only the 1920s and the 1930s. This new volume goes back,...

    Published August 30th 2006 by Routledge

  13. Special Operations and Strategy

    From World War II to the War on Terrorism

    By James D. Kiras

    Series: Strategy and History

    James D. Kiras shows how a number of different special operations, in conjunction with more conventional military actions, achieve and sustain strategic effect(s) over time. In particular, he argues that the root of effective special operations lies in understanding the relationship existing...

    Published June 7th 2006 by Routledge

  14. The German 1918 Offensives

    A Case Study in The Operational Level of War

    By David T. Zabecki

    Series: Strategy and History

    This is the first study of the Ludendorff Offensives of 1918 based extensively on key German records presumed to be lost forever after Potsdam was bombed in 1944. In 1997, David T. Zabecki discovered translated copies of these files in a collection of old instructional material at the U.S. Army...

    Published June 7th 2006 by Routledge

  15. Strategy and History

    Essays on Theory and Practice

    By Colin S. Gray

    Series: Strategy and History

    Strategy and History comprises a selection of Professor Gray's key contributions to strategic debate over the past thirty years. These essays have been selected both because they had significant messages for contemporary controversies, and because they have some continuing relevance for...

    Published April 12th 2006 by Routledge

  16. Strategy and History

    Essays on Theory and Practice

    By Colin S. Gray

    Series: Strategy and History

    Strategy and History comprises a selection of Professor Gray's key contributions to strategic debate over the past thirty years. These essays have been selected both because they had significant messages for contemporary controversies, and because they have some continuing relevance for...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  17. German Disarmament After World War I

    The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection 1920-1931

    By Richard J. Shuster

    Series: Strategy and History

    German Disarmament After World War I examines the Allied disarmament of Germany and the challenges that such an enormous task presented to international efforts in enforcing the Treaty of Versailles. In the twenty-first century, disarmament remains a critical issue for the International community....

    Published February 8th 2006 by Routledge

  18. US Intervention Policy and Army Innovation

    From Vietnam to Iraq

    By Richard Lock-Pullan

    Series: Strategy and History

    US Intervention Policy and Army Innovation examines how the US Army rebuilt itself after the Vietnam War and how this has affected US intervention policy, from the victory of the Gulf War to the failure of Somalia, the Bosnian and Kosovo interventions and the use of force post 9/11. Richard...

    Published November 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  19. Pure Strategy

    Power and Principle in the Space and Information Age

    By Everett Dolman

    Series: Strategy and History

    A stimulating new inquiry into the fundamental truth of strategy - its purpose, place, utility, and value. This new study is animated by a startling realization: the concept of strategic victory must be summarily discarded. This is not to say that victory has no place in...

    Published April 13th 2005 by Routledge