Thinking Beyond War

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$88.87
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $37.85
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 68%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $37.85   
  • New (1) from $111.86   
  • Used (5) from $37.85   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$37.85
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(7691)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
10-30-07 Hardcover VERY GOOD Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear and edgewear with a publisher's mark to one edge-Nice! 1.04 lbs.

Ships from: Harrisburg, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(7)

Condition: Very Good
Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. 2007 Hard Cover First Edition Stated Very Good + in Very Good + jacket First Edition Stated Number line to One. The jacket has just a touch of ... shelfwear, elsefine. The book appears unread, very clean, name & note free V/G+ in a V/G+ Dj 8vo 308 pgs. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Brooklyn, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(28)

Condition: Very Good
First Edition Stated Number line to One. The jacket has just a touch of shelfwear, elsefine. The book appears unread, very clean, name & note free V/G+ in a V/G+ Dj 8vo 308 pgs

Ships from: Brooklyn, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$84.95
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(7691)

Condition: Like New
10-30-07 Hardcover FINE New with light shelfwear. 1.04 lbs.

Ships from: Harrisburg, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$111.86
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(9513)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$151.27
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(5)

Condition: Very Good
2008 Hardback NEAR FINE 340pp., Hardback, This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. This book argues ... that a major reason for America's propensity to 'lose the peace' is the way the nation defines war and how the U.S. military is currently organized for warfare. The author offers new propositions and operational approaches to war-planning that give new hope and practical solutions to overcoming the paradox of American Way of War. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Stroud, Glos, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Why was there a deliberate plan to fight the war in Iraq but none to win the peace? This question, which has caused such confusion and consternation among the American public and been the subject of much political wrangling over the past two years, is the focus of Lt. Col. Isaiah Wilson's investigation. Director of the American politics, policy, and strategy program at West Point, Wilson points to a flaw in the government's definition of when, how, and for what reasons the United States intervenes abroad. It is a paradox in the American way of peace and war, he explains, that harkens back to America's war loss in Vietnam. The dilemma we face today in Iraq, the author says, is the result of a flaw in how we have viewed the war from its inception, and Wilson reminds us that Iraq is just the latest, albeit the most poignant and tragic, case in point. His exploration of this paradox calls for new organizational and operational approaches to America's intervention policy. In challenging current western societal military lexicon and doctrine, Wilson offers new hope and practical solutions to overcome the paradox once and for all.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Lieutenant Colonel Isaiah 'Ike' Wilson III is one of the brightest strategic thinkers in the U.S. army. As a soldier-scholar he has both served in Iraq and astutely examined what went wrong—and sometimes right. In Thinking beyond War he offers us the fruit of years of first-hand study and careful analysis. He urges the U.S. military to get beyond its narrow focus on winning battles and to think more broadly about how to convert battlefield success into long-term political victories. Thinking beyond War offers an invaluable guide to thinking about these difficult yet vitally important issues."

—Max Boot, senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of War Made New and The Savage Wars of Peace

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403981998
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Lt. Col. Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III, USA, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he directs the American Politics, Policy, and Strategy program in the Department of Social Sciences. He is a former Army aviator and military strategist with peace enforcement and combat experiences in the Balkans in the 1990s and later in Iraq from 2003 to 2004, where he served initially as a researcher and military historian on former Chief of Staff of the Army, General Eric Shinseki's Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group (OIFSG) and later as chief of plans for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) under the command of General Dave Petraeus during that unit's 2003-04 tour of duty in Northern Iraq.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

The Paradox of the American Way of Peace
• Modern War, Revisited: Three Generations of Modern (Western) Warfare
• The Dawn of Post-Modern Warfare
• On Planning: A New Postmodern Methodology
• Liberating and Reconstructing Northern Iraq
• Democratizing Northern Iraq Through Patronage Politics
• My Iraq War: Observations Since Early 2004
• Whither Mosul?: The Story of Failed Transition & Why the North Fell
• Fighting to Change, Changing to Fight: The Lessons of Iraq & Implications for Army Transformation
• Educating the Post-Modern Warrior
• No More Iraqs

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)