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Every War Must End

ISBN-10: 0231136676

ISBN-13: 9780231136679

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Fred Charles Ikl�, Fred Charles Ikl�

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"Mission accomplished," George Bush famously proclaimed in reference to the defeat of Saddam Hussein's military organization. However, as recent events in Iraq have once again demonstrated, it is much easier to start a war than it is to end it. Every War Must End, which Colin Powell credits in his autobiography with having shaped his thinking on how to end the first Gulf War, analyzes the many critical obstacles to ending a war-an aspect of military strategy that is frequently and tragically overlooked. This book explores the difficult and often painful process through which wars in the modern age have been brought to a close and what this process means for the future. Ikl considers a variety of examples from twentieth-century history and examines specific strategies that effectively "won the peace," including the Allied policy in Germany and Japan after World War II. In the new preface to his classic work, Ikl explains how U.S. political decisions and military strategy and tactics in Iraq -- the emphasis on punishing Iraqi leaders, not seeking a formal surrender, and the failure to maintain law and order-have delayed, and indeed jeopardized, a successful end to hostilities.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

The purpose of fighting
The fog of military estimates
Peace through escalation?
The struggle within : patriots against "traitors"
The struggle within : search for an exit
Epilogue : ending wars before they start
Bibliography on the termination of wars