The Resource America and the future of war : the past as prologue, v Williamson Murray, (ebook)

America and the future of war : the past as prologue, v Williamson Murray, (ebook)

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America and the future of war : the past as prologue
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America and the future of war
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the past as prologue
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v Williamson Murray
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eng
Summary
Throughout the world today there are obvious trouble spots that have the potential to explode into serious conflicts at any time in the immediate or distant future. This study examines what history suggests about the future possibilities and characteristics of war and the place that thinking about conflict deserves in the formation of American strategy in coming decades. The author offers a historical perspective to show that armed conflict between organized political groups has been mankind's constant companion and that America must remain prepared to use its military power to deal with an unstable, uncertain, and fractious world. Williamson Murray shows that while there are aspects of human conflict that will not change no matter what advances in technology or computing power may occur, the character of war appears to be changing at an increasingly rapid pace with scientific advances providing new and more complex weapons, means of production, communications, and sensors, and myriad other inventions, all capable of altering the character of the battle space in unexpected fashions. He explains why the past is crucial to understanding many of the possibilities that lie in wait, as well as for any examination of the course of American strategy and military performance in the future-and warns that the moral and human results of the failure of American politicians and military leaders to recognize the implications of the past are already apparent
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Midwest
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Murray, Williamson
Dewey number
355/.60973
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Hoover Institution Press publication
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no. 674
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  • United States
  • Military planning
  • National security
  • Security, International
  • World politics
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adult
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America and the future of war : the past as prologue, v Williamson Murray, (ebook)
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9780817920067
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MWT11859054
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11859054
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MWT11859054
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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America and the future of war : the past as prologue, v Williamson Murray, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780817920067
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11859054
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859054
System control number
MWT11859054
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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