The Utility of Force

'Britain's outstanding soldier of modern times ... a book that will assure his reputation as a serious and original thinker among soldiers and strategists' Sir John Keegan, Daily Telegraph 'It is hard to overstate the devastating nature of ...

The Utility of Force

The Utility of Force

'One of the most provocative and startling books ever written by a British commander ... an update of the two great thinkers on war and peace, Clausewitz and Sun Tsu, for our time ... it is for anyone interested in the well-being of our world' Robert Fox, Evening Standard Why do we try to use military force to solve our political problems? And why, when our forces win the military battles does this still fail to solve those problems? It is because the force lacks utility. From Iraq to the Balkans, and from Afghanistan to Chechneya, over the past fifteen years there has been a steady stream of military interventions that have not delivered on their promise for peace, or even political resolution. The Utility of Force explains this anomaly at the heart of our current international system. 'Britain's outstanding soldier of modern times ... a book that will assure his reputation as a serious and original thinker among soldiers and strategists' Sir John Keegan, Daily Telegraph 'It is hard to overstate the devastating nature of this book as an indictment of almost everything the West has done in recent years, and is doing today' Sir Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph

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The Utility of Force
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Rupert Smith
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-29 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'One of the most provocative and startling books ever written by a British commander ... an update of the two great thinkers on war and peace, Clausewitz and Sun Tsu, for our time ... it is for anyone interested in the well-being of our world' Robert Fox, Evening Standard Why
Modern War and the Utility of Force
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Jan Angstrom
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This book investigates the use and utility of military force in modern war. After the Cold War, Western armed forces have increasingly been called upon to intervene in internal conflicts in the former Third World. These forces have been called upon to carry out missions that they traditionally have not
Hard Power and Soft Power
Language: en
Pages: 59
Authors: Colin S. Gray
Categories: Civil-military relations
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute U. S. Army War College

Introduction : rust on the mailed fist? -- 11 propositions -- Conclusion.
Modern War and the Utility of Force
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Jan Angstrom
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This book investigates the use and utility of military force in modern war. After the Cold War, Western armed forces have increasingly been called upon to intervene in internal conflicts in the former Third World. These forces have been called upon to carry out missions that they traditionally have not
Hard Power and Soft Power: The Utility of Military Force as an Instrument of Policy in the 21st Century
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Colin S. Gray
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Lulu.com

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