War, Chaos, and History

War, Chaos, and History

by Roger Beaumont



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275949495
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/1994
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.41(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile: 1790L (what's this?)

About the Author

ROGER BEAUMONT has taught history at Texas A&M since 1974. He served two tours of active duty with the army as a military police officer. A cofounder and former North American editor of Defense Analysis, Beaumont was the first historian named as a Secretary of the Navy Fellow at the U.S. Naval Academy. The most recent of his 10 books and monographs is Joint Military Operations: A Short History (Greenwood, 1993).

Table of Contents



Chaos, Complexity, and Defense Analytics

On the Military Utility of Military History

The Fragility of Doctrine

Battle Cruisers, Tank Destroyers, Heavy Fighters: Doctrines Gone Astray

The Chaotic Sense of War

The Ordering Impulse

Matching Frequencies: Complexity and Creativity

Chaos Upon Chaos: The Environmental Impact of War

Considerations and Conclusions

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