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The direction of war

a study of strategy

by Wilkinson Dent Bird

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Published by University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesCambridge naval and military series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsU162 B5
The Physical Object
Pagination317p.
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24348432M

  In an extended interview, Sir Hew Strachan speaks candidly about his important new book, The Direction of War. Looking at the wars since 9/11, both in .   The Foundations of the Science of War is a compilation of material presented by Fuller when he was chief instructor, Staff College, Camberley. Dating from , it is the culmination of his theoretical writings and an early attempt to fit mechanization into the fabric of European warfare. In this work, Fuller presents a comprehensive theory of war.

modern combat in the Boer War. During World War I, he was the GSO1 of the Tank Corps. Thereafter, he was one of the leading theorists of armored warfare in the s and s and wrote forty-five books on warfare, theoretical tracts, histories, and studies of generalship during an. He concludes that although an American way of war probably does not exist, there is an American “way of battle,” built on the assumption that tactical victories will be sufficient to achieve strategic success. The Direction of War explores how strategy serves as a guide to action. Strachan uses Clausewitz’s theories as a starting point Author: Lawrence D. Freedman.

Military strategy and tactics are essential to the conduct of warfare. Broadly stated, strategy is the planning, coordination, and general direction of military operations to meet overall political and military objectives. Tactics implement strategy by short-term decisions on the movement of troops and employment of weapons on the field of battle. Into the fray steps Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War at Oxford University. His new book, The Direction of War, comprises an effort to reconcile the dialectal schism between Author: Thomas E. Ricks.


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