Strategic Studies A Reader
Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/13/2014
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|The uses of strategic theory|
|Strategic studies and the problem of power|
|What is a military lesson?|
|Why Strategy is Difficult|
|Interpretation of the classics|
|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|
|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|
|The absolute weapon|
|The delicate balance of terror|
|Attacking the Atom: Does Bombing Nuclear Facilities Affect Proliferation?|
|Irregular warfare and small wars|
|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|
|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|