War, Chaos, and History

War, Chaos, and History

by Roger Beaumont

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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

Preface

Introduction

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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