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The Evolution of Operational Art

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The Evolution of Operational Art by John Andreas Olsen,Martin van Creveld Book Summary:

Broadly defined as the grey area between strategy and tactics, operational art spans the theory and practice of planning and conducting campaigns and major operations aimed at accomplishing strategic and operational objectives in a given theatre of operations. An intermediate link between strategy and tactics has always existed, but a distinct concept that encompasses a systematic and deliberate plan of campaign for major operations is a mere two hundred years old. Based on country specific case-studies, this book describes how the concepts that underpin operational art originated, how they received practical expression in various campaigns, and how they developed over time. The point of departure is the campaigns of 'the God of War', Napoleon Bonaparte. The book then proceeds with chapters on the evolution of operational art in Prussia / Germany, the Soviet Union / Russia, the United Kingdom, United States, Israel, and China. The final chapter deals with the future of operational art in irregular warfare. Theory is critical to refining and improving existing methods of applying operational warfare, and its importance cannot be overstated; however, to be useful, theory and its accompanying vocabulary must be combined with a proper examination of historical trends and practical experience. The present volume attempts to achieve that combination. This book is a project of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War.

The Evolution of U. S. Military Policy from the Constitution to the Present

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The Evolution of U. S. Military Policy from the Constitution to the Present by Sean M. Zeigler,Alexandra Evans,Badreddine Ahtchi,Gian Gentile Book Summary:

The authors show that there is no such thing as a "traditional" U.S. military policy. Rather, the laws that authorize, empower, and govern the U.S. armed forces emerged from long-standing debates and legislative compromises between 1903 and 1940.

Israel's Long War with Hezbollah

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Israel's Long War with Hezbollah by Raphael D. Marcus Book Summary:

The ongoing conflict between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is now in its fourth decade and shows no signs of ending. Raphael D. Marcus examines this conflict since the formation of Hezbollah during Israel’s occupation of Lebanon in the early 1980s. He critically evaluates events including Israel’s long counterguerrilla campaign throughout the 1990s, the Israeli withdrawal in 2000, the 2006 summer war, and concludes with an assessment of current tensions on the border between Israel and Lebanon related to the Syrian civil war. Israel’s Long War with Hezbollah is both the first complete military history of this decades-long conflict and an analysis of military innovation and adaptation. The book is based on unique fieldwork in Israel and Lebanon, extensive research into Hebrew and Arabic primary sources, and dozens of interviews Marcus conducted with Israeli defense officials, high-ranking military officers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), United Nations personnel, a Hezbollah official, and Western diplomats. As an expert on organizational learning, Marcus analyzes ongoing processes of strategic and operational innovation and adaptation by both the IDF and Hezbollah throughout the long guerrilla conflict. His conclusions illuminate the dynamics of the ongoing conflict and illustrate the complexity of military adaptation under fire. With Hezbollah playing an ongoing role in the civil war in Syria and the simmering hostilities on the Israel-Lebanon border, students, scholars, diplomats, and military practitioners with an interest in Middle Eastern security issues, Israeli military history, and military innovation and adaptation can ill afford to neglect this book.

The Evolution of Operational Art

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The Evolution of Operational Art by G. S. Isserson,Bruce Menning Book Summary:

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In Pursuit of Military Excellence

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In Pursuit of Military Excellence by Shimon Naveh Book Summary:

This book offers a scientific interpretation of the field of military knowledge situated between strategy and tactics, better known as operational art', and traces the evolution of operational awareness and its culmination in a full-fledged theory. The author, a Brigadier General (ret.) in the Israeli Defence Forces and Doctor of History, King's College, London, clarifies the substance of operational art' and constructs a cognitive framework for its critical analysis. He chronicles the stages in the evolution of operational theory from the emergence of 19th-century military thought to Blitzkrieg. For the first time the Soviet theories of Deep Operations' and Strike Manoeuvre' that emerged in the 1920s and 1930 are discussed. The author argues that it is these doctrines that eventually led to the crystallization of the American Airland Battle theory, successfully implemented in the Gulf War.

The Operational Art

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The Operational Art by B. J. C. McKercher,Michael A. Hennessy Book Summary:

Describes how several countries have carried out the linkage between discrete tactics and wider strategy that has come to be known as operational art, the practice of generals and their staff colonels for achieving success. Among them are the elder Moltke's campaign plan for the Franco-Prussian War,

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

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Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age by Peter Paret,Gordon A. Craig,Felix Gilbert Book Summary:

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.

Contemporary Military Theory

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Contemporary Military Theory by Jan Angstrom,J.J. Widen Book Summary:

The book aims to provide the reader with a state-of-the-art introduction to classic and modern military theory. The text accounts for the most important theories within the field by developing and analyzing these theories, as well as problematizing both their normative and explanatory aims. While focusing on military theory, the book does not only reflect a single way of relating to knowledge of war and warfare, but furthers learning by introducing contrasting perspectives as well as constantly criticizing the theories. There is a clear need for an introductory text for the entire field of military theory that focuses whole-heartedly on the theories – not on their context or how they are expressed in practice during war. This book covers such questions as how we should understand the changing character of war, the utility of force and how the pursuit of political ends is achieved through military means. It draws upon and illustrates military thought through a wide-ranging number of examples from the Napoleonic Wars to the current war in Afghanistan. This book will be of great interest for students of military theory, strategic studies, security studies and defence studies.

Reconsidering the American Way of War

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Reconsidering the American Way of War by Antulio J. Echevarria II Book Summary:

Challenging several longstanding notions about the American way of war, this book examines US strategic and operational practice from 1775 to 2014. It surveys all major US wars from the War of Independence to the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as most smaller US conflicts to determine what patterns, if any, existed in American uses of force. Contrary to many popular sentiments, Echevarria finds that the American way of war is not astrategic, apolitical, or defined by the use of overwhelming force. Instead, the American way of war was driven more by political considerations than military ones, and the amount of force employed was rarely overwhelming or decisive. Echevarria discovers that most conceptions of American strategic culture fail to hold up to scrutiny, and that US operational practice has been closer to military science than to military art. This book should be of interest to military practitioners and policymakers, students and scholars of military history and security studies, and general readers interested in military history and the future of military power.

Soviet Military Operational Art

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Soviet Military Operational Art by Colonel David M. Glantz Book Summary:

David Glantz examines the Soviet study of war, the re-emergence of the operation level and its connection with deep battle, the evolution of the Soviet theory of operations in depth before 1941, and its refinement and application in the European theatre and the Far East between 1941 and 1945.

Historical Perspectives of the Operational Art

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Historical Perspectives of the Operational Art by Michael D. Krause,R. Cody Phillips,Center of Military History (U S Army) Book Summary:

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT--OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price while supplies last Historical Perspectives of the Operational Art, a companion volume to Clayton R. Newell's and Michael D. Krause's On Operational Art, captures the doctrinal debate over the evolving concept of operational art-the critical link between strategy and tactics-in the face of the new complexities of warfare and the demands of irregular operations in the twenty-first century. Consisting of fifteen original essays selected and edited by Michael D. Krause in collaboration with R. Cody Phillips, the well-organized anthology presents the collective view of distinguished military historians and scholars that operational art must be adjusted to accommodate the changing circumstances happening around the world, especially when dealing with broad coalitions and alliances in regional environments and at an international level. Related products: The Rise of iWar: Identity, Information, and the Individualization of Modern Warfare can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-000-01198-2 Yemen: A Different Political Paradigm in Context can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-070-00865-3 A Masterpiece of Counterguerrilla Warfare: BG J. Franklin Bell in the Philippines 1901-1902 is avaialble here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-000-01000-5 Operational Culture for the Warfighter: Principles and Applications is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-000-01061-7

Napoleonic Warfare: The Operational Art of the Great Campaigns

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Napoleonic Warfare: The Operational Art of the Great Campaigns by John T. Kuehn Book Summary:

This carefully researched book provides an operational level analysis of European warfare from 1792 to 1815 that includes the tactics, operations, and strategy of major conflicts of the time. • Integrates topics as diverse as naval warfare, maneuver warfare, compound warfare, and counterinsurgency • Covers major campaigns during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars that reflect elements of operational art • Includes short biographies of key figures that help add depth to readers' understanding of the players behind the battles • Provides a chronology of major campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars • Uses modern models to examine campaigns of the period

The Rocky Road to the Great War

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The Rocky Road to the Great War by Nicholas Murray Book Summary:

Nicholas Murray's The Rocky Road to the Great War examines the evolution of field fortification theory and practice between 1877 and 1914. During this period field fortifications became increasingly important, and their construction evolved from primarily above to below ground. The reasons for these changes are crucial to explaining the landscape of World War I, yet they have remained largely unstudied. The transformation in field fortifications reflected not only the ongoing technological advances but also the changing priorities in the reasons for constructing them, such as preventing desertion, protecting troops, multiplying forces, reinforcing tactical points, providing a secure base, and dominating an area. Field fortification theory, however, did not evolve solely in response to improving firepower or technology. Rather, a combination of those factors and societal ones-for example, the rise of large conscript armies and the increasing participation of citizens rather than subjects-led directly to technical alterations in the actual construction of the fieldworks. These technical developments arose from the second wave of the Industrial Revolution in the late nineteenth century that provided new technologies that increased the firepower of artillery, which in turn drove the transition from above- to belowground field fortification. Based largely on primary sourcesùincluding French, British, Austrian, and American military attache reports-Murray's enlightening study is unique in defining, fully examining, and contextualizing the theories and construction of field fortifications before World War I.

The Evolution of Strategy

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The Evolution of Strategy by Beatrice Heuser Book Summary:

Is there a 'Western way of war' which pursues battles of annihilation and single-minded military victory? Is warfare on a path to ever greater destructive force? This magisterial account answers these questions by tracing the history of Western thinking about strategy - the employment of military force as a political instrument - from antiquity to the present day. Assessing sources from Vegetius to contemporary America, and with a particular focus on strategy since the Napoleonic Wars, Beatrice Heuser explores the evolution of strategic thought, the social institutions, norms and patterns of behaviour within which it operates, the policies that guide it and the cultures that influence it. Ranging across technology and warfare, total warfare and small wars as well as land, sea, air and nuclear warfare, she demonstrates that warfare and strategic thinking have fluctuated wildly in their aims, intensity, limitations and excesses over the past two millennia.

Napoleon's Last Victory and the Emergence of Modern War

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Napoleon's Last Victory and the Emergence of Modern War by Robert M. Epstein Book Summary:

Epstein argues that the true origins of modern war can be found in the Franco-Austrian War of 1809. He examines 1809 in terms of the evolving systems of recruitment, organization, and command used by both sides.

Alien: How Operational Art Devoured Strategy [Enlarged Edition]

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Alien: How Operational Art Devoured Strategy [Enlarged Edition] by Strategic Studies Institute,Justin Kelly,Mike Brennan Book Summary:

The publication of the 1982 version of Army Field Manual (FM) 100-5, Operations, introduced to the English-speaking world the idea of an operational level of war encompassing the planning and conduct of campaigns and major operations. It was followed 3 years later by the introduction of the term "operational art" which was, in practice, the skillful management of the operational level of war. This conception of an identifiably separate level of war that defined the jurisdiction of the profession of arms was, for a number of historical and cultural reasons, attractive to U.S. practitioners and plausible to its English-speaking allies. As a result, it and its associated doctrine spread rapidly around the world. The authors argue that as warfare continues to diffuse across definitional and conceptual boundaries and as the close orchestration of all of the instruments of national power becomes even more important, the current conception of campaigns and operations becomes crippling.

The Allure of Battle

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The Allure of Battle by Cathal Nolan Book Summary:

History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not have determined the final outcome of the wars in which they were fought. Nor has the "genius" of the so-called Great Captains - from Alexander the Great to Frederick the Great and Napoleon - play a major role. Wars are decided in other ways. Cathal J. Nolan's The Allure of Battle systematically and engrossingly examines the great battles, tracing what he calls "short-war thinking," the hope that victory might be swift and wars brief. As he proves persuasively, however, such has almost never been the case. Even the major engagements have mainly contributed to victory or defeat by accelerating the erosion of the other side's defences. Massive conflicts, the so-called "people's wars," beginning with Napoleon and continuing until 1945, have consisted of and been determined by prolonged stalemate and attrition, industrial wars in which the determining factor has been not military but matériel. Nolan's masterful book places battles squarely and mercilessly within the context of the wider conflict in which they took place. In the process it help corrects a distorted view of battle's role in war, replacing popular images of the "battles of annihilation" with somber appreciation of the commitments and human sacrifices made throughout centuries of war particularly among the Great Powers. Accessible, provocative, exhaustive, and illuminating, The Allure of Battle will spark fresh debate about the history and conduct of warfare.

Napoleon and the Operational Art of War

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Napoleon and the Operational Art of War by N.A Book Summary:

In Napoleon and the Operational Art of War, the leading scholars of Napoleonic military history provide the most authoritative analysis of Napoleon’s battlefield success and ultimate failure in a work that features the very best of campaign military history.

The Evolution of Operational Art, 1740-1813

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The Evolution of Operational Art, 1740-1813 by Claus Telp Book Summary:

The term 'operational art', coined by Soviet military theorists in the interwar period, hasreceived increased attention in military circles with the debate on comparative NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Warsaw Pact operational capabilities during the1970s and 1980s.1 The interest in operational art also extended into the field of militaryhistory when the origins of operational art became the object of research. Some historiansmaintained that operational art first emerged in the American Civil War and Moltke'scampaigns in 1866 and 1870-1871 as a child of the Industrial Revolution. Proponents ofthis position hold that the invention of rifled guns and infantry arms, the railway and thetelegraph permitted the widely dispersed manoeuvre of independent bodies of troopswhich is a salient feature of operational art. "Publisher".

The Utility of Force

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The Utility of Force by Rupert Smith Book Summary:

'One of the most provocative and startling books ever written by a British commander ... an update of the two great thinkers on war and peace, Clausewitz and Sun Tsu, for our time ... it is for anyone interested in the well-being of our world' Robert Fox, Evening Standard Why do we try to use military force to solve our political problems? And why, when our forces win the military battles does this still fail to solve those problems? It is because the force lacks utility. From Iraq to the Balkans, and from Afghanistan to Chechneya, over the past fifteen years there has been a steady stream of military interventions that have not delivered on their promise for peace, or even political resolution. The Utility of Force explains this anomaly at the heart of our current international system. 'Britain's outstanding soldier of modern times ... a book that will assure his reputation as a serious and original thinker among soldiers and strategists' Sir John Keegan, Daily Telegraph 'It is hard to overstate the devastating nature of this book as an indictment of almost everything the West has done in recent years, and is doing today' Sir Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph

Evolution of Warfare

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Evolution of Warfare by Department of Defense,U. S. Navy,U. S. Government Book Summary:

This is a unique Navy course in Evolution of Warfare. The course is a survey of the operational art of warfare from the beginning of recorded history to the present. The three volumes of lesson guides are intended to assist the NROTC Marine Officer Instructors to develop more personalized/ detailed lesson plans. The purpose of the Evolution of Warfare course is to provide a very basic understanding of the art and concepts of warfare from the beginning of recorded history to the present day. The intent of the curriculum is to familiarize the student (future Marine officers) with an understanding of the threads of continuity and the interrelations of political, strategic, operational, tactical, and technical levels of war from the past, while bringing into focus the application of these same principles and concepts to the battlefields of today and the future. Throughout this course, military history is used as a means by which the future officer may challenge and question the decisions of the past. While the violence and uncertainty of the battlefield cannot be recreated, an appreciation for the complexities and dynamics posed by the art and science of warfare can be realized. Therefore, we must take the opportunities to learn lessons presented by the past, while acquiring knowledge of the present and future, in order to better anticipate future conflicts. The curriculum guide is divided into three volumes and an instructor resource manual. Each volume facilitates a different type course. The individual instructor may decide which method is best suited for his/her particular educational situation. Throughout each volume, twelve chronological topic areas are common. The topic areas are designed to facilitate the integration of the material provided in different volumes. Instructors are encouraged to augment the material in one volume with material found in other volumes or elsewhere. Topic Area 1: The Nature of War. Topic Area 2: Classical Warfare: Macedonians and Romans - The era of the ancient Greeks and Romans presents the first well-documented period of military history in the western world. Topic Area 3: Byzantine and Feudal Warfare (Mongol Warfare). Topic Area 4: The Age of Transition (15th and 17th Centuries) - The breakdown of the old feudal order and the emergence of the modern world had far reaching effects on warfare. Topic Area 5: The Revolutionary Period - While not all that remarkable from a purely military standpoint, the contrasting approaches of Washington and Greene are an interesting case study. One of the greatest of the military captains, Napoleon, capitalized on all that preceded him during the revolutionary period and forged one of the finest, most cohesive, and most responsive military instruments in history. The Grand Army, under his leadership, practiced maneuver warfare in a manner clearly reminiscent of the Mongols. Topic Area 6: American Civil War Not only is the Civil War considered the first modern war in history, it affects American military thought and practice up to this very day. Topic Area 7: Pax Britannica and the Prussian Influence - As England's colonization program expanded and industrialization spread throughout Europe, North America, and Japan, the military potential of the nation-state increased exponentially. Topic Area 8: World War I. Topic Area 9: Interwar Years - The 1920's and 1930's were a period of reaction against the horrors of total war. The various attempts to limit war are examined. Topic Area 10: World War II - This topic is a broad and complex period to be totally analyzed. Topic Area 11: Post World War II - Strategic nuclear strategy, limited war, counterinsurgency/ revolutionary warfare, terrorism, continued technological progress, and the enduring value of maritime power are all subjects that are included in this topic. Topic Area 12: War Today.

American Book Publishing Record

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After Clausewitz

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After Clausewitz by Antulio Joseph Echevarria,Antulio J. (Director of National Security Studies Echevarria II, Strategic Studies Institute US Army War College USA) Book Summary:

"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.

Government Reports Announcements & Index

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Government Reports Announcements & Index by N.A Book Summary:

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Toward Combined Arms Warfare

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Toward Combined Arms Warfare by J. M. House Book Summary:

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The Cognitive Challenge of War

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The Cognitive Challenge of War by Peter Paret Book Summary:

Responding to the enemy's innovation in war presents problems to soldiers and societies of all times. This book traces Napoleon's victory over Prussia in 1806 and Prussia's effort to recover from defeat to show how in one particular historical episode operational analyses together with institutional and political decisions eventually turned defeat to victory. The author moves from a comparative study of French and Prussian forces to campaign narrative and strategic analysis. He examines processes of change in institutions and doctrine, as well as their dependence on social and political developments, and interprets works of art and literature as indicators of popular and elite attitudes toward war, which influence the conduct of war and the kind and extent of military innovation. In the concluding chapter he addresses the impact of 1806 on two men who fought on opposing sides in the campaign and sought a new theoretical understanding of war--Henri Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz. Fields of history that are often kept separate are brought together in this book, which seeks to replicate the links between different areas of thought and action as they exist in reality and shape events.

A History of Strategy: From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind

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A History of Strategy: From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind by Martin Van Creveld Book Summary:

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Military Power

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Military Power by Stephen Biddle Book Summary:

In war, do mass and materiel matter most? Will states with the largest, best equipped, information-technology-rich militaries invariably win? The prevailing answer today among both scholars and policymakers is yes. But this is to overlook force employment, or the doctrine and tactics by which materiel is actually used. In a landmark reconception of battle and war, this book provides a systematic account of how force employment interacts with materiel to produce real combat outcomes. Stephen Biddle argues that force employment is central to modern war, becoming increasingly important since 1900 as the key to surviving ever more lethal weaponry. Technological change produces opposite effects depending on how forces are employed; to focus only on materiel is thus to risk major error--with serious consequences for both policy and scholarship. In clear, fluent prose, Biddle provides a systematic account of force employment's role and shows how this account holds up under rigorous, multimethod testing. The results challenge a wide variety of standard views, from current expectations for a revolution in military affairs to mainstream scholarship in international relations and orthodox interpretations of modern military history. Military Power will have a resounding impact on both scholarship in the field and on policy debates over the future of warfare, the size of the military, and the makeup of the defense budget.

The Command of the Air

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The Command of the Air by Giulio Douhet,Joseph Patrick Harahan,Richard H. Kohn Book Summary:

The Italian General Giulio Douhet reigns as one of the twentieth century’s foremost strategic air power theorists. As such scholars as Raymond Flugel have pointed out, Douhet’s theories were crucial at a pivotal pre-World War II Army Air Force institution, the Air Corps Tactical School.

On Guerrilla Warfare

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On Guerrilla Warfare by Mao Tse-tung Book Summary:

The first documented, systematic study of a truly revolutionary subject, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide to guerrilla warfare. It concisely explains unorthodox strategies that transform disadvantages into benefits.

Moltke on the Art of War

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Moltke on the Art of War by Daniel Hughes Book Summary:

Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke is best known for his direction of the German/Prussian campaigns against Austria in 1866 and France in 1870-71, yet it was during his service as chief of the General Staff that he laid the foundation for the German way of war which would continue through 1945. Professor Daniel Hughes of the Air War College, in addition to editing and assisting with the translation of this selection of Moltke’s thoughts and theories on the art of war, has written an insightful commentary on “Moltke the Elder” that places him in the broader context of Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz’s sometimes abstract philosophical ideas. The book also contains an extensive bibliographic and historiographic commentary that includes references to Moltke and his theories in the current literature in Germany, England, and the United States—a valuable aid to anyone doing research on the subject. This volume, in addition to its appeal to scholars, serves as an introduction to the theory of the German army, as well as a summary of Moltke’s enduring theoretical legacy. Praise for Moltke on the Art of War “Moltke molded the Prussian and ultimately the German army at a time of technological and economic change. For that reason . . . this book deserves a much wider audience than those interested in nineteenth-century military history. Readers will be particularly grateful for the editor’s careful explanation of terms that are easily mistranslated in English, and for concise and useful footnotes and bibliography. A model of fine editing.”—Foreign Affairs Magazine “This valuable work ably compiles the selected writings on the art of war of one of military history’s greatest geniuses. [Moltke’s] impact on American military thinking persists, especially in various military staff college curricula. Strongly recommended.”—Armed Forces Journal “A thoughtfully edited, well-translated anthology that merits a place in any serious collection on the craft of war in the modern Western world."—Journal of Military History

Intelligence and Design

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Intelligence and Design by Brian J. Tyler,Air Univeristy Press Book Summary:

Tyler analyzes the Malayan Emergency of 1948-1960 focusing on the intelligence needs and methods of the British high commissioner, Sir Gerald Templer. He demonstrates the importance of information gathering and analysis in bringing about the ultimate British victory. Operational design is "a highly complex mental process that imagines the future, reflects on the past, and produces an understanding of both the problem and the optimal solution." Templer and his intelligence professionals did not-indeed could not-consciously use design as a methodology, they intuitively grasped and applied its essence.

Bayonets Before Bullets

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Bayonets Before Bullets by Bruce Menning Book Summary:

Bayonets before Bullets is the first comprehensive institutional and operational history of the Imperial Russian Army during the crucial period of its modernization, 1861-1914. Bruce W. Menning surveys the development of organization, doctrine, and strategy from the aftermath of Russia's defeat in the Crimean War through the wars against Turkey in 1877-1878 and Japan in 1904-1905, to the eve of World War I. Describing how the Russian army organized, trained, and armed itself to fight during a critical era of change, Menning weaves analysis of reforms in technology and military art with lively accounts of combat operations and portraits of the personalities involved. Enhanced by superb battlefield maps, operational diagrams, and rare photographs of the leading Russian military commanders, Bayonets before Bullets provides a fascinating account of how the Imperial Russian Army struggled to modernize in a Darwinian world that dealt harshly with those who failed to adapt to changes in technology and military art.

Films, the Visualization of Anthropology, 1976-77

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Films, the Visualization of Anthropology, 1976-77 by Lori Baldwin,M. Kathleen Duttro,Geza Teleki Book Summary:

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Cross & Cockade Journal

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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Macropaedia : Knowledge in depth

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Combat operations C© ̄I fundamentals and interactions

The Evolution Of Operational Art From Napoleon To The Present [Pdf/ePub] eBook

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The Directed Telescope

The Evolution Of Operational Art From Napoleon To The Present [Pdf/ePub] eBook

The Directed Telescope by Gary B. Griffin Book Summary:

This study was prepared in response to a request to conduct a historical study of commanders' use of aides, liaison officers, observers, and other representatives in the course of campaigns and battles. Investigative questions studied included: What functions did such personnel perform during combat? In what ways did such personnel enhance the command and control of units, generate initiative, create agility and depth, and contribute toward the synchronization of combat power? What special preparation and training did these personnel receive? What qualities, attributes, competencies, and capabilities did these personnel possess? For whom did these personnel work? How did these personnel go about performing their duties? How were these personnel selected? Who used these personnel? What are the similarities and differences between the battlefield effectiveness of units that used such personnel versus units that did not? What authority did these personnel possess? Within these guidelines, this study proceeds from a general description of aide and liaison systems of the prenineteenth century to a more detailed assessment of those of the Napoleonic and modern periods of military history.

Guibert

The Evolution Of Operational Art From Napoleon To The Present [Pdf/ePub] eBook

Guibert by Jonathan Abel Book Summary:

If there was one man, other than Napoleon himself, who determined the course of the Napoleonic Wars, it was Jacques-Antoine-Hippolyte, comte de Guibert, the foremost military theorist in France from 1770 to his death in 1790. Taking in the full scope of the times, from the ideas of the Enlightenment to the passions of the French Revolution, Jonathan Abel’s Guibert is the first book in English to tell the remarkable story of the man who, through his pen and political activity, truly earned the title of Father of the Grande Armée. In his Essai général de tactique, published in 1771, Guibert set forth the definitive institutional doctrine for the French army of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. But unlike many other martial theorists, Guibert, who served in the French Ministry of War from 1775 to 1777 and again from 1787 to 1789, was able to put his ideas into practice. Drawing on a wealth of primary source documents—including Guibert’s own papers and the letters and memoirs of his friends and associates—Jonathan Abel re-creates the temper of an era of great turbulence and remarkable creativity. More than a military theorist, Guibert was very much a man of his day; he attended salons, wrote poetry and plays, and was inducted into the Académie française. A fiery figure, he rose and fell from power, lived and loved fiercely, and died swearing that he would “find justice.” In Abel’s account, Guibert does at last receive a measure of justice: a thorough, painstakingly documented picture of this complex man in the thick of extraordinary times, building the foundation for Napoleon's success between 1796 and 1807—and in significant ways, changing the course of European history.