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Elements of Military Strategy

Elements of Military Strategy


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About the Book

This book uses history in two ways: as the source of ideas about strategy and as examples to illustrate the elements by showing their application to specific campaigns and their utility in understanding the role of strategy in military operations. The focus is on American military campaigns from the American Indian Wars to the War in the Gulf. Those case studies are used to illustrate the strategy behind land, sea, and air campaigns. Over a fifth of the book examines the U.S. war against Japan because it furnishes such fine examples of independent and interdependent operations on land, on the sea, and in the air. The cases studied are not only intended to illustrate strategic ideas but also to show the utility of the author's distinctive approach to organizing military strategy. The book will appeal to military professionals, students of military science, and enthusiasts.


About the Author:

ARCHER JONES is Professor Emeritus of History and a former dean at North Dakota State University. He is the author of Confederate Strategy from Shiloh to Vicksburg (1961), The Art of War in the Western World (1987), and Civil War Command and Strategy (1992) and joint author of Politics of Command, Factions and Ideas in Confederate Strategy (1973), How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War (1983), and Why the South Lost the Civil War (1986). He has served as Morrison Professor of History at the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, member of the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee, and trustee of the American Military Institute.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275955267
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Height: 242 mm
  • No of Pages: 288
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 580 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275955265
  • Publisher Date: 24 Sep 1996
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 26 mm
  • Width: 162 mm


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