Contemporary Military Theory: The dynamics of war by Jan Angstrom,J.J. Widen

By Jan Angstrom,J.J. Widen

The e-book goals to supply the reader with a cutting-edge advent to vintage and sleek army idea.

The textual content money owed for crucial theories in the box by means of constructing and interpreting those theories, in addition to problematizing either their normative and explanatory goals. whereas concentrating on army conception, the publication doesn't merely mirror a unmarried approach of in relation to wisdom of warfare and battle, yet furthers studying by way of introducing contrasting views in addition to always criticizing the theories.

There is a transparent want for an introductory textual content for the total box of army concept that focuses whole-heartedly at the theories – no longer on their context or how they're expressed in perform in the course of battle. This publication covers such questions as how we must always comprehend the altering personality of conflict, the software of strength and the way the pursuit of political ends is completed via army potential. It attracts upon and illustrates army inspiration via a wide-ranging variety of examples from the Napoleonic Wars to the present warfare in Afghanistan.

This ebook could be of significant curiosity for college students of army conception, strategic experiences, defense reviews and defence studies.

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