Strategic Studies A Reader

ISBN-10: 0415661129

ISBN-13: 9780415661126

Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)

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This Reader brings together key essays on strategic theory by some of the leading contributors to the field - this revised edition contains several new essays and revised introductions to each section. The volumecompriseshard-to-find classics in the fieldas well as the latest scholarship. The aim is to provide studentswith a wide-ranging survey of the key issues in strategic studies, and to provide an introduction themain ideas and themes in the field. The book containssix extensive sections, each of which is prefaced by a short introductory essay: The Uses of Strategic Theory Interpretation of the Classics Instruments of War, Intelligence,and Deception Nuclear Strategy IrregularWarsand Terrorism Furture War, Future StrategyOverall, thisvolume strikes a balance between theoretical works, which seek to discover generalisations about the nature of modern strategy, and case studies, which attempt to ground the study of strategy in the realities of modern war. This new editionwill be essential reading for all students of strategic studies, security studies, militaryhistoryandwar studies, as well as for professional military college students.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/13/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

General introduction
The uses of strategic theory
Introduction
Strategic studies and the problem of power
What is a military lesson?
Why Strategy is Difficult
Interpretation of the classics
Introduction
Who's Afraid of Carl von Clausewitz?: A Guide to the Perplexed
"The Art of War"
Strategy: the indirect approach
Arms and In,uence
Instruments of war: land, sea, and air power
Introduction
Some principles of maritime strategy
Kosovo and the great air power debate
What's Wrong with the Intelligence Process?
Deception and Intelligence Failure: Anglo-German Preparations for U-Boat Warfare in the 1930s
Nuclear strategy
Introduction
The absolute weapon
The delicate balance of terror
Attacking the Atom: Does Bombing Nuclear Facilities Affect Proliferation?
Irregular warfare and small wars
Introduction
Science of guerrilla warfare
Problems of strategy in China's civil war
Strategic Terrorism: The Framework and its Fallacies
Hybrid Warfare and Challenges
Future warfare, future strategy
Introduction
Weapons: The Growth and Spread of the Precision-Strike Regime
The Revolution in Military Affairs with Chinese Characteristics
Iron Cannot Fight: The Role of Technology in Current Russian Military Theory
From Kadesh to Kandahar: military theory and the future of war
Cyber War Will Not Take Place
The lost meaning of strategy
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