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The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World

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The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World

by Rupert Smith

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New York: Vintage, February 2008. Trade Paperback. Good+. Highlighting on a few pages, otherwise Fine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Corners sharp. No tears, creases, or folds. Not from a library. 448 pages.

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?

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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.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000784
Title
The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World
Author
Rupert Smith
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good+
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0307278115
ISBN 13
9780307278111
Publisher
Vintage
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
February 2008
LCCN
2008271725
Keywords
military, military art, military history, military policy, military science, war, international relat, international secur, world politics, history
Bookseller catalogs
History; Military and Defense; Britain;
Size
8vo

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