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  • Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Ageby Robert Ayson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    An illuminating insight into the work of Thomas Schelling, one of the most influential strategic thinkers of the nuclear age. By the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the United States' early forays into Vietnam, he had become one of the most distinctive voices in Western strategy. This book shows how Schelling's thinking is much more than a... more...

  • Pure Strategyby Everett Dolman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    A stimulating new inquiry into the fundamental truth of strategy - its purpose, place, utility, and value. This new study is animated by a startling realization: the concept of strategic victory must be summarily discarded. This is not to say that victory has no place in strategy or strategic planning. The outcome of battles and campaigns are variables... more...

  • The Evolution of Operational Art, 1740-1813by Claus Telp

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Operational art emerged from the campaigns of Frederick the Great to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It was the result of three dynamic interrelationships: between military and non-military factors such as social, economic and political developments; between military theory and practice; and between developments in military theory and practice in France... more...

  • Strategic Logic and Political Rationalityby Bradford A. Lee; Karl F. Walling

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    One of three volumes in honour of the teaching and scholarship of the late Michael I. Handel, this book details the universal logic of strategy and the ability of liberal-democratic governments to address this logic rationally. Treating war as an extension of politics, the diverse contributors (drawn from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia... more...

  • Deterring Americaby Derek D. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    Examines US foreign policy toward rogue states armed with weapons of mass destruction. more...

  • Information Strategy and Warfareby John Arquilla; Douglas A. Borer

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This volume develops information strategy as a construct equal in importance to military strategy as an influential tool of statecraft. John Arquilla and Douglas A. Borer explore three principal themes: the rise of the ?information domain? and information strategy as an equal partner alongside traditional military strategy the need... more...

  • The Evolution of Strategic Thought: Adelphi Paper Classicsby The International Institute for Strategic Studies

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 210.00

    The Adelphi Papers monograph series is the International Institute for Strategic Studies' principal contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research. Collected on the occasion of the Institute's 50th anniversary, the twelve Adelphi Papers in this volume represent some of the finest examples of writing on strategic issues. They offer... more...

  • First Strikeby Matthew J. Flynn

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 40.95

    Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy?s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war , which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be... more...

  • The Culture of Warby Martin Van Creveld

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 20.99

    A respected scholar of military history and an expert on strategy, Martin van Creveld recently explored the modern world?s shifting method of combat in The Changing Face of War. Now, in The Culture of War, he argues that there is much more to war than just soldiers killing one another for whatever reason. War has always been a topic of deep intrigue.... more...

  • Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Ringsby Leo Gough

    Infinite Ideas 2009; US$ 8.95

    Written circa 1645, "The Book of Five Rings" is considered a classic treaty on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". The author was a samurai warrior called Miyamoto Musashi and he wrote the text on his expert teachings of kenjutsu (the art of the sword) and the martial arts in general. Here, Musashi's... more...