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Shaping Strategy The Civil-Military Politics of Strategic Assessment

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ISBN-10: 0691136688

ISBN-13: 9780691136684

Edition: 2008

Authors: Risa Brooks

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Good strategic assessment doesn't guarantee success in international relations, but bad strategic assessment dramatically increases the risk of disastrous failure. The most glaring example of this reality is playing out in Iraq today. But what explains why states and their leaders are sometimes so good at strategic assessment--and why they are sometimes so bad at it? Part of the explanation has to do with a state's civil-military relations. InShaping Strategy, Risa Brooks develops a novel theory of how states' civil-military relations affect strategic assessment during international conflicts. And her conclusions have broad practical importance: to anticipate when states are prone to…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: The Significance of Strategic Assessment
Explaining Variation in Strategic Assessment
Egypt in the Mid-1960s
Egypt in the 1970s
Britain and Germany and the First World War
Pakistan and Turkey in the Late 1990s
U.S. Postconflict Planning for the 2003 Iraq War
Conclusion: Findings and Implications