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War, strategy, and military effectiveness
Williamson Murray

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War, strategy, and military effectiveness
Williamson Murray

Published 2011 by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This collection of articles proves that the study of military and strategic history can be useful in confronting the daunting problems of war and peace in the twenty-first century"--

"This collection of articles represents Professor Williamson Murray's efforts to elucidate the role that history should play in thinking about both the present and the future. They reflect three disparate themes in Professor Murray's work: his deep fascination with history and those who have acted in the past; his fascination with the similarities in human behavior between the past and the present; and his belief that the study of military and strategic history can be of real use to those who will confront the daunting problems of war and peace in the twenty-first century. The first group of essays addresses the relevance of history to an understanding of the present and to an understanding of the possibilities of the future. The second addresses the possible direct uses of history to think through the problems involved in the creation of effective military institutions. The final group represents historical case studies that serve to illuminate the present"--

Edition Notes

Machine generated contents note: 1. History and the future; 2. Thucydides and Clausewitz; 3. Clausewitz out, computers in, military culture and technological hubris; 4. Changing the principles of war; 5. Military culture does matter; 6. History and strategic planning, from Rome to 1945; 7. Thoughts on red teaming; 8. The distant framework of war; 9. The problem of German military effectiveness, 1900-1945; 10. Reflections on the combined bomber offensive; 11. The air war in the Gulf, the limits of air power; 12. Thoughts on British intellgence in WWII and the implications for intelligence in the Twenty-first century; 13. The meaning of World War II.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
355.02
Library of Congress
U27 .M875 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
vii, 332 p. ;
Number of pages
332

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25101350M
ISBN 10
1107002427
ISBN 13
9781107002425
LC Control Number
2011003794
OCLC/WorldCat
700205692

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