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Military Strategy: a Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0199340137

ISBN-13: 9780199340132

Edition: 2017

Authors: Antulio J. Echevarria

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Since ancient times, poets, historians, and philosophers have contemplated warlords' exploits in battle and praised their ability to lead armies toward victory as the "art of the general." Today, this quality is designated military strategy. Military strategy plays a vital role in every conflict, because, as the United States' involvement in the Vietnam conflict showed, when the overarching strategy is weak it is possible to win every battle but still lose a war. Taking inspiration from the greatest military theoreticians of history, such as Sun Tzu, Niccol� Machiavelli, and Carl von Clausewitz, this Very Short Introduction highlights the dynamic relationship between the principal…    
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Book details

List price: $10.49
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.45" wide x 6.85" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

ANTULIO J. ECHEVARRIA II is Director of Research at the Army War College and the former Director of National Security Affairs at the Strategic Studies Institute. From 1998 to 2000 he was the speechwriter for the Army Chief of Staff. He is the author of numerous articles in Military History Quarterly