War: Ends and Means, Second Edition / Edition 2

War: Ends and Means, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Paul Seabury, Angelo Codevilla
     
 

ISBN-10: 157488610X

ISBN-13: 9781574886108

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Potomac Books


This book explores the causes, operations, endings, and justifications of war. In the process, it demolishes many currently fashionable illusions, such as that peace is always preferable to war, that wars occur because of accidents or misunderstandings, and that technology changes the nature of war. Abundant historical and contemporary examples show, the authors…  See more details below

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This book explores the causes, operations, endings, and justifications of war. In the process, it demolishes many currently fashionable illusions, such as that peace is always preferable to war, that wars occur because of accidents or misunderstandings, and that technology changes the nature of war. Abundant historical and contemporary examples show, the authors contend, that all wars are deliberate political choices, that military operations follow timeless principles, and that, as Aristotle taught, the natural aim of war is victory. This new edition of the book that Eugene Rostow called “a gem,” Michael Howard called “shrewd and trenchant,” and Library Journal called “persuasive” devotes substantial attention to the wars of the post–Cold War period, including “the war on terrorism.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574886108
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

1The meaning of war and peace23
2The causes of war33
3The fog of wars59
4The political conditions of battle75
5The material conditions of battle95
6Winning the battle : land, sea, and air113
7Military operations in the nuclear age131
8Political warfare151
9Indirect warfare and terror173
10Intelligence195
11Just war225
12Making peace251
13Our small wars281
14The Gulf War of 1990-91299
15Terror and Iraq319

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