Modern Strategy

Paperback | October 14, 1999

byColin Gray

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Modern Strategy explains the permanent nature, but ever changing character, of strategy in light of the whole strategic experience of the twentieth century. The book is a major contribution to the general theory of strategy; it makes sense of the strategic history of the twentieth century, andprovides understanding of what that strategic history implies for the century to come. The book offers a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the different facets of modern strategy. The classic writings of Carl von Clausewitz are reconsidered for their continuing relevance, while possible successors are appraised. In addition to arguing that Clausewitz figured out what strategy was,and how it worked, the book probes deeply into strategy's political, ethical, and cultural dimension. The book explains how strategic behaviour in the twentieth century has expanded from the two-dimensional world of the land and the surface of the sea, to include the ocean depths, the air, space,and most recently the 'cyberspace' environments. It also offers details analyses both of nuclear matters and of the realm of irregular violence. This is the first comprehensive account of all aspects of modern strategy since the Cold War ended and will be essential reading for all students of modern strategy and security studies.

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Modern Strategy explains the permanent nature, but ever changing character, of strategy in light of the whole strategic experience of the twentieth century. The book is a major contribution to the general theory of strategy; it makes sense of the strategic history of the twentieth century, andprovides understanding of what that strateg...

Colin Gray is Professor of International Politics and Director of the Centre for Security Studies at the University of Hull. He is the author of numerous books on strategy, including The Navy in the Post-Cold War World: The Uses and Value of Strategic Sea (1994), Explorations in Strategy (2nd edn, 1998), and The Second Nuclear Age (fo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:426 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.91 inPublished:October 14, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198782519

ISBN - 13:9780198782513

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Expanding Universe of StrategyThe Dimensions of StrategyStrategy, Politics, EthicsStrategist's Toolkit: The Clausewitzian LegacyThe Poverty of Modern Strategic ThoughtStrategic Culture as ContextWindows on WarPatterns in Strategic ExperienceThe Grammar of Strategy I: Terrestrial ActionThe Grammar of Strategy II: Altitude and ElectronsSmall Wars and other Savage ViolenceSecond Thoughts on Nuclear WeaponsNuclear Weapons in Stategic HistoryStrategy Eternal

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Covers so much ground...masterfully sets out the relationship between politics, ethics and strategy....Gray's critique is considered and he always draws what is best from the theories he rejects....a dazzlingly brilliant guide to a wide range of issues...Gray writes from the perspective of aninsider in the western military establishment, but even its critics will be informed, entertained and provoked by this book." Royal Institute of International Affairs, Vol 76, October 2000