Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace / Edition 2

Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace / Edition 2

by Edward N. Luttwak
     
 

In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Edward N. Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics. In the tradition of Carl von Clausewitz, Strategy goes beyond paradox to expose the dynamics of reversal at work in the crucible of conflict.See more details below

Overview

In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Edward N. Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics. In the tradition of Carl von Clausewitz, Strategy goes beyond paradox to expose the dynamics of reversal at work in the crucible of conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674007031
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised and Enlarged Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,244,604
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: The Logic of Strategy

    • 1. The Conscious Use of Paradox in War
    • 2. The Logic in Action
    • 3. Efficiency and the Culminating Point of Success
    • 4. The Coming Together of Opposites


  • Part II: The Levels of Strategy

    • 5. The Technical Level
    • 6. The Tactical Level
    • 7. The Operational Level
    • 8. Theater Strategy I: Military Options and Political Choices
    • 9. Theater Strategy II: Offense and Defense
    • 10. Theater Stragegy III: Interdiction and the Surprise Attack
    • 11. Nonstrategies: Naval, Air, Nuclear
    • 12. The Renaissance of Strategic Air Power


  • Part III: Outcomes: Grand Strategy

    • 13. The Scope of Grand Strategy
    • 14. Armed Suasion
    • 15. Harmony and Disharmony in War
    • 16. Can Strategy Be Useful?


  • Appendix A: Definitions of Strategy
  • Appendix B: The Gulf War Air Campaign
  • Appendix C: Instant Thunder
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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