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The utility of force : the art of war in the modern world, Rupert Smith

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The utility of force : the art of war in the modern world
Title
The utility of force
Title remainder
the art of war in the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Rupert Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"War no longer exists," writes General Sir Rupert Smith, reminding us that the clash of mass national armies--the system of war since Napoleon--will never occur again. Instead, he argues, we must be prepared to adapt tactics to each conflict, or lose the ability to protect ourselves and our way of life. General Smith draws on his experience as a commander to give us a probing analysis of modern war and to call for radically new military thinking. Why do we use armed force to solve our political problems? And how is it that our armies can win battles but fail to solve the problems?--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
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Smith, Rupert
Dewey number
355.02
Index
index present
LC call number
U21.2
LC item number
.S624 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Military policy
  • Military art and science
  • World politics
Label
The utility of force : the art of war in the modern world, Rupert Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : understanding force -- pt. 1: Interstate industrial war. Foundation : from Napoleon to Clausewitz -- Development : iron, steam, and mass -- Culmination : the world wars -- pt. 2: The Cold War confrontation. Antithesis : from guerrillas to anarchists to Mao -- Confrontation and conflict : a new purpose for the use of force -- Capabilities : the search for a new way -- pt. 3: War amongst the people. Trends : our modern operations -- Direction : setting the purpose for the use of force -- Bosnia : using force amongst the people -- Conclusion : What is to be done?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xvi, 430 p.
Isbn
9780307265623
Lccn
2006047393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm69680187
  • (OCoLC)69680187
Label
The utility of force : the art of war in the modern world, Rupert Smith
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : understanding force -- pt. 1: Interstate industrial war. Foundation : from Napoleon to Clausewitz -- Development : iron, steam, and mass -- Culmination : the world wars -- pt. 2: The Cold War confrontation. Antithesis : from guerrillas to anarchists to Mao -- Confrontation and conflict : a new purpose for the use of force -- Capabilities : the search for a new way -- pt. 3: War amongst the people. Trends : our modern operations -- Direction : setting the purpose for the use of force -- Bosnia : using force amongst the people -- Conclusion : What is to be done?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xvi, 430 p.
Isbn
9780307265623
Lccn
2006047393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm69680187
  • (OCoLC)69680187

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