U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues: Volume I: Theory of War and Strategy; Volume II: National Security Policy and Strategy

Carlisle, PA: United States Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2008. Third edition Revised and Expanded. Trade paperback. 2 volume set. Glued binding. Volume I: vii, [1], 342, [2] p, and Volume II, v, [1], 280 p. Illustrations, black & white. Volume I: ISBN 1584873566; Volume II ISBN 1584873574. From an on-line posting: "The U. S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the War College. The third edition is published in two volumes that correspond roughly to the Department of National Security and Strategy s core courses: Theory of War and Strategy and National Security Policy and Strategy. Like previous editions, this one is largely an expansion of its predecessor rather than a major rewriting. Although this is not primarily a textbook, it does reflect both the method and manner we use to teach strategy formulation to America s future senior leaders. The book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of either strategic theory or the policymaking process. Both volumes are organized to proceed from the general to the specific. Thus the first volume opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues. Similarly, the second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. Condition: Very good. Volumes have slight wear and soiling.

Keywords: Strategy, Victory, Strategic Appraisal, Terrorism, Strategic Communication, AIr Power, John Warden, Network-Centric Warfare, Civil-Military Relations, Border Security

ISBN: 9781584873563

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Price: $125.00

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