Rethinking the Principles of War

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Anthony D. Mclvor
Naval Institute Press, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 572 pages
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This work features the fresh thinking of twenty-eight leading authors from a variety of military and national security disciplines. Following an introduction by Lt. Gen. James Dubik, Commander I Corps, U.S. Army, the anthology first considers the general question of whether there is a distinctly American way of war. Dr. Colin Gray's opening essay "The American Way of War: Critique and Implications" provides a state of the question perspective. Sections on operational art, with writers addressing the issues in both conventional and small wars; stability and reconstruction; and intelligence complete the volume. Among the well-known contributors are Robert Scales, Mary Kaldor, Ralph Peters, Jon Sumida, Grant Hammond, Milan Vego, and T.X. Hammes. The anthology is part of a larger Rethinking the Principles project, sponsored by the Office of Force Transformation and the U.S. Navy to examine approaches to the future of warfare. Footnotes, index, and a bibliographic essay make the work a useful tool for students of war and general readers alike.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The American Way of War
13
The Second Learning Revolution
41
Principles of War or Principles of Battle?
58
Enduring Principles or Profound Changes?
79
Updating the American Way of War
95
The U S Air Force and the American Way of War
109
The Misuses and Uses of Military History
127
Principles for the Savage Wars of Peace
299
Seeing the Enemy or Not
323
A PostHostilities Moment?
345
Rethinking and Rebuilding the Relationship between
360
Principles for the Use of the Military in Human Security
388
The Role of Nonlethal Weapons in Future Military Operations
401
Rethinking War and Intelligence
419
The Case for a Revolution
440

Future Warfare and the Principles of War
143
Operational Art and Doctrine
167
Rethinking Operational Art
188
From Operational Art to Grand Strategy
208
Sustaining Military Capabilities
223
The New Mandate
244
The Future of Warfare
263
From Low Intensity Conflict to Irregular Challenges
279
Intelligence for Preemptive
456
Defense Counterintelligence
477
Does Intelligence Have a Future Tense?
497
The Evolution
516
The Art of Analysis
533
U S Principles of Joint Operations
551
List of Contributors
557
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