Payment Methods Accepted
About This Item
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?
From a highly decorated general, a brilliant new way of understanding war and its role in the twenty-first century.Drawing on his vast experience as a commander during the first Gulf War, and in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland, General Rupert Smith gives us a probing analysis of modern war. He demonstrates why today's conflicts must be understood as intertwined political and military events, and makes clear why the current model of total war has failed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other recent campaigns. Smith offers a compelling contemporary vision for how to secure our world and the consequences of ignoring the new, shifting face of war.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!
(Log-in or create an account first!)
- Books of the World (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World
- Rupert Smith
- Trade Paperback
- Book condition
- Used - Good+
- Quantity available
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date published
- February 2008
- military, military art, military history, military policy, military science, war, international relat, international secur, world politics, history
- Bookseller catalogs
- History; Military and Defense; Britain;
Terms of Sale
Books of the World
About the Seller
About Books of the World
Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
- A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
- Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
- A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
- The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
- trade paperback
- Used to indicate any paperback book that is larger than a mass-market paperback and is often more similar in size to a hardcover...[more]