How to Make War A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Warfare in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 006009012X

ISBN-13: 9780060090128

Edition: 4th 2003

Authors: James F. Dunnigan

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An indispensable guide to how wars are fought, James F. Dunnigan's classic text has been enormously popular with citizens, professional soldiers, and journalists alike. Now, it's been revised to include a stunning array of new subjects. From the cutting edge of cyberwar to the current concern about terrorism, How to Make War presents a clear picture of complex weapons, armed forces, and tactics. Describing a new world order, one with a greater number of equipped players than the "Big Two" (the United States and the former Soviet Union), this updated edition features all the elements of traditional warfare, along with a discussion of terrorist techniques; nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons; and Third World ballistic missiles. Past editions of How to Make War were chillingly accurate in assessing and predicting the outcomes of all the major conflicts in the past two decades. Loaded with expertise and the latest information, this edition is an essential reference for any military library -- and a work that forewarns, and forearms, the Free World for the conflicts ahead.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

James F. Dunnigan has written more than 100 books and articles about warfare and diplomacy. A resident of New York City, he is a military analyst for MSNBC and has been a consultant to the State Department, the CIA, and the Army War College.

Foreword to the Fourth Edition
How to Become an Effective Armchair General
Ground Combat
The Poor Bloody Infantry
Tanks: The Arm of Decision
Artillery: The Killer
Combat Support
Paramilitary Forces and Reserves
Air Operations
The Air Force: Fighters, Bombers, and Snoopers
Air Defense
Naval Operations
The Navy: On the Surface
The Navy: Run Silent, Run Deep
The Navy: In the Air
Human Factors
Getting Psyched: Why Soldiers Fight
The Primary Law of Warfare: Murphy's
Who Wins
What Armed Forces Do in Peacetime
Special Weapons
The Electronic Battlefield and Information Warfare
The War in Space
Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Weapons
Operations Other Than War (OOTW)
Special Operations: Commandos, Paratroopers, Marines, and Special Forces
Warfare by the Numbers
Victory Goes to the Bigger Battalions
Moving the Goods
The Navy: The Tonnage War
The Air Force: Air Freight
Tools of the Trade
The Weapons of the World
The Armed Forces of the World
Glossary: Dictionary of Military Terms (Official and Otherwise)
Sources and Suggested Readings
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