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The Principles of War for the Information Age

The Principles of War for the Information Age

by Robert Leonhard
     
 

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One of the most cogent and respected strategic theorists in today's military sounds the alarm: We have no viable doctrine for tomorrow's war.

The advent of the information age renders the hallowed Principles of War useless. Forged in agrarian times and honed by the more modern conflicts of the industrial age, the principles that have guided generations of

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One of the most cogent and respected strategic theorists in today's military sounds the alarm: We have no viable doctrine for tomorrow's war.

The advent of the information age renders the hallowed Principles of War useless. Forged in agrarian times and honed by the more modern conflicts of the industrial age, the principles that have guided generations of America's military leaders have become dangerously outmoded.

In this, his latest book, Lt. Col. Robert R. Leonhard, author of the influential Art of Maneuver and Fighting by Minutes, proposes a new set of principles, indeed a new approach to armed conflict.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Leonhard (military science, West Virginia U. and active duty army officer) critiques the classical principles of war, arguing for their replacement with a new conceptual framework involving maneuver warfare concepts suitable to information-age warfare. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Internet Book Watch
What are the new ethical and military principles for fighting a war using today's modern machinery and equipment? Principles of War for the Information Age provides a thought-provoking discussion of modern warfare and the new principles of such battle, discussing implications of precision warfare, objectives in war, and civilian and military concerns alike.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307542748
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
987,002
File size:
5 MB

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Robert Leonhard
Can the aged, revered, classical Principles of War advise us on how to handle conflict in the Information Age? The answer is a resounding 'NO!', and in my latest book, I show the reader why.

Setting aside conservative military thinking, I explain the historical development and meaning of the nine Principles of War and demonstrate their irrelevance to tomorrow. In their place, I offer three new Laws of War and seven new Principles of War for the Information Age. I think you will find this book informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking. Send me your thoughts!

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