The Sources of Military Doctrine: France, Britain, and Germany Between the World Wars / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cornell University Press
Barry R. Posen explores how military doctrine takes shape and the role it plays in grand strategy-that collection of military, economic, and political means and ends with which a state attempts to achieve security. His book offers both an invaluable guide for studying national strategy and a systematic comparison of two major competing theories in the field of national security studies.
About the Author
Barry R. Posen is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Security Studies Program at MIT. He is the author of Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy, The Sources of Military Doctrine: France, Britain, and Germany between the World Wars (winner of the Furniss Award and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award) and Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks, all from Cornell.
Table of Contents
1. The Importance of Military Doctrine2. Explaining Military Doctrine3. The Battles of 19404. France5. Britain6. Germany7. Conclusions