Modern Strategy

Modern strategy explains the permanent nature, but ever changing character, of strategy in light of the whole strategic experience of the twentieth century. In addition to arguing that clausewitz figured out what strategy was, and how it worked, ethical, the book probes deeply into strategy's political, and cultural dimension.

The book is a major contribution to the general theory of strategy; it makes sense of the strategic history of the twentieth century, and provides understanding of what that strategic history implies for the century to come. The book offers a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the different facets of modern strategy.

The book explains how strategic behaviour in the twentieth century has expanded from the two-dimensional world of the land and the surface of the sea, space, to include the ocean depths, the air, and most recently the 'cyberspace' environments. It also offers details analyses both of nuclear matters and of the realm of irregular violence.

This is the first comprehensive account of all aspects of modern strategy since the Cold War ended and will be essential reading for all students of modern strategy and security studies. The classic writings of Carl von Clausewitz are reconsidered for their continuing relevance, while possible successors are appraised.


Strategy: A History

The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one's control. Time and again, freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment-subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends-provides strategy with its challenge and its drama.

Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, each one not quite what was anticipated, but instead feel their way through a series of states, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, to the modern use of game theory in economics, from David's use of deception against Goliath, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy.

Selected as a financial times best book of 2013in strategy: a history, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, Sir Lawrence Freedman, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives.

Oxford university Press USA. The range of freedman's narrative is extraordinary, the insights into corporate strategy found in peter drucker and Alfred Sloan, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today.

. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is one that is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the end point.

On War, Indexed Edition

Oxford university Press USA. On war is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. War. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, it has been read throughout the world, and intellectuals.


Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, Update Edition, with an Epilogue on Health Care 2nd Edition Longman Classics in Political Science

War. Updated in a new 2nd edition, agendas, and public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, Alternatives, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. Comparing the clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, actors, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, and alternatives affect public policy.


The Direction of War: Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective

He argues that the wars since 2001 have not in reality been as 'new' as has been widely assumed and that we need to adopt a more historical approach to contemporary strategy in order to identify what is really changing in how we wage war. Cambridge University Press. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy.

Oxford university Press USA. In both the united states and the united Kingdom, of effective communication, public enquiries and defence think tanks have detected a lack of consistent direction, and of governmental coordination. In this important book, sir hew strachan, one of the world's leading military historians, reveals how these failures resulted from a fundamental misreading and misapplication of strategy itself.

If war is to fulfil the aims of policy, then we need first to understand war. The wars since 9/11, both in iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. War. Used book in Good Condition.

The Future of Strategy

Used book in Good Condition. Cambridge University Press. Gray, discusses the meaning of strategy and its importance for politicians and the military as a means of achieving desired outcomes in complex, world-renowned scholar of strategic thought, uncertain conditions. Drawing on a wide range of examples from the great peloponnesian war to the Second World War, and the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Vietnam, Gray ably shows how great military thinkers of the past and present have acted strategically in their various ideological, political, geographical and cultural contexts.

Looking to the future, he argues that strategy will continue to provide a vital tool-kit for survival and security, but that the global threat posed by nuclear weapons remains an on-going challenge without obvious practical solutions. As gray boldy asserts, there is no promised land ahead, only hard and dangerous times that will require us to master the theory and practice of strategy to secure our own future.

War. Oxford university Press USA. Strategy is not a modern invention. It is an essential and enduring feature of human history that is here to stay. In this original essay, Colin S.

On Grand Strategy

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For anyone interested in the art of leadership, in every way, On Grand Strategy is, a master class. Augustine, machiavelli, clausewitz, wilson, Lincoln, Elizabeth I, the American Founding Fathers, Philip II, Tolstoy, Franklin D. The best education in grand strategy available in a single volume. Oxford university Press USA.

War. A book that should be read by every American leader or would-be leader. The wall street journala master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decadesJohn Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian of the Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught grand strategy at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill and Paul Kennedy.

Now, in on grand strategy, Gaddis reflects on what he has learned. In chapters extending from the ancient world through World War II, Octavian/Augustus, Sun Tzu, Thucydides, Gaddis assesses grand strategic theory and practice in Herodotus, St.

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

Machiavelli, clausewitz, and Marx and Engels are discussed, Churchill, as are Napoleon, and Mao. Used book in Good Condition. The subjects addressed range from major theorists and political and military leaders to impersonal forces. Three essays are repinted from the earlier book; four others have been extensively revised.

The rest--twenty-two essays--are new. War. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! Cambridge University Press. 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. Whatever its theme, each essay places the specifics of military thought and action in their political, social, and economic environment.

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. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries.

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. 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.

The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

He’s seen firsthand the horrors of battle and understands the depth and complexity of the current global military situation. Sean mcfate is a new Sun Tzu. Admiral james stavridis retired, others are new, former Supreme Allied Commander at NATOSome of the principles of warfare are ancient, but all described in The New Rules of War will permanently shape war now and in the future.

. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Used book in Good Condition. What is the future of war? how can we survive? if americans are drawn into major armed conflict, mercenaries, Sun Tzu, and carefully constructs the new rules for the future of military engagement, can we win? McFate calls upon the legends of military study Carl von Clausewitz, the ways we can fight and win in an age of entropy: one where corporations, and others, as well as his own experience, and rogue states have more power and ‘nation states’ have less.

War. By following them Sean McFate argues, we can prevail. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Sean mcfate has been on the front lines of deep state conflicts and has studied and taught the history and practice of war. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! Cambridge University Press. Stunning.

On War Complete edition translated by J. J. Graham

Oxford university Press USA. J. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Used book in Good Condition. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Clausewitz employs a dialectical approach to military analysis, which leads to frequent modern misinterpretation. Described as both a realist and a romantic, clausewitz argued that war could not simply be reduced to the logistics on the ground but rather called for rapid decision making by alert commanders responding to unexpected developments unfolding under the “fog of war”.

Graham. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the classic translation of Colonel J. Carl von clausewitz entered the prussian military at the age of twelve as a Lance-Corporal and would go on to obtain the rank of Major-General. Cambridge University Press. War. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed!

100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! First published in 1832, “on war” is a mainstay of modern military colleges, a monumental work of military analysis and philosophy, which continues to be studied and interpreted to this day. In “on war”, as well as his military studies at the “kriegsakademie”, or Prussian War Academy, Clausewitz draws upon his experiences fighting in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, which he would eventually become director of.

The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice

For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Oxford university Press USA. The strategy bridge presents the general theory of strategy and explains the utility of this general theory for the particular strategies that strategists need to develop in order to meet their historically unique challenges.

. Oxford university Press USA. The book argues that strategy's general theory provides essential education for practicing strategists at all times and in all circumstances. The strategy bridge regards the strategist as a hero, charged with the feasible, but awesomely difficult, task of converting the threat and use of force for military strategy into desired political consequences.

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The author takes a holistic view of strategy, and is rigorously attentive to the significance of the contexts within which and for which strategies are developed and applied. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Cambridge University Press.