Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace, Revised and Enlarged Edition

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Harvard University Press, 2001 - 308 pages
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“If you want peace, prepare for war.” “A buildup of offensive weapons can be purely defensive.” “The worst road may be the best route to battle.” Strategy is made of such seemingly self-contradictory propositions, Edward Luttwak shows—they exemplify the paradoxical logic that pervades the entire realm of conflict.In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics. Having participated in its planning, Luttwak examines the role of air power in the 1991 Gulf War, then detects the emergence of “post-heroic” war in Kosovo in 1999—an American war in which not a single American soldier was killed.In the tradition of Carl von Clausewitz, Strategy goes beyond paradox to expose the dynamics of reversal at work in the crucible of conflict. As victory is turned into defeat by over-extension, as war brings peace by exhaustion, ordinary linear logic is overthrown. Citing examples from ancient Rome to our own days, from Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor down to minor combat affrays, from the strategy of peace to the latest operational methods of war, this book by one of the world’s foremost authorities reveals the ultimate logic of military failure and success, of war and peace.
 

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In-depth look at the levels of strategy in war with many 20th century examples. Quite technical. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

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3
IV
16
V
32
VI
50
VII
87
VIII
93
IX
103
XVII
185
XVIII
207
XIX
209
XX
218
XXI
258
XXII
267
XXIII
271
XXIV
279

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112
XI
138
XIII
147
XIV
158
XVI
168
XXV
281
XXVI
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XXVII
304
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À propos de l'auteur (2001)

Edward N. Luttwak serves or has served as a contractor for the Office of Net Assessment of the U.S. Department of Defense and for the U.S. armed forces, and as a consultant to the U.S. National Security Council, the White House Chief of Staff, and several allied governments.

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