More on War

Hardcover | February 26, 2017

byMartin van Creveld

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"War is the most important thing in the world', writes Martin van Creveld, one of the world's best-known experts on military history and strategy.The survival of every country, government, and individual is ultimately dependent on war - or the ability to wage it in self-defence. That is why, though it may come but once in a hundred years, it must be prepared for every day. When it is too late - when the bodies lie stiff and people weep overthem - those in charge have failed in their duty. Nevertheless, in spite of the centrality of war to human history and culture, there has for long been no modern attempt to provide a replacement for the classics on war and strategy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War, dating from the 5th or 6th century BC, and Carl von Clausewitz's On War, written in theaftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. What is needed is a modern, comprehensive, easy to read and understand theory of war for the 21st century that could serve as a replacement for these classic texts. The purpose of the present book is to provide just such a theory.

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"War is the most important thing in the world', writes Martin van Creveld, one of the world's best-known experts on military history and strategy.The survival of every country, government, and individual is ultimately dependent on war - or the ability to wage it in self-defence. That is why, though it may come but once in a hundred yea...

Martin van Creveld was born in the Netherlands but has lived in Israel since 1950. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's best-known experts on military history and strategy, he is perhaps most well-known for his 1991 volume, The Transformation of War, which was the first to predict the demise of conventional war and the rise of ter...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.98 inPublished:February 26, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198788177

ISBN - 13:9780198788171

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Introduction. The Crisis of Military Theory1. Why War?2. Economics and War3. The Challenge of War4. Building the Forces5. The Conduct of War6. On Strategy7. War at Sea8. Air- Space- and Cyber War9. Nuclear War10. War and Law11. Asymmetric War12. Perspectives: Change, Continuity and the FutureAcknowledgementsIndex