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Page 72 - being; it would then drive policy out of office and rule by the laws of its own nature. ... If we keep in mind that war springs from some political purpose, it is natural that the prime cause of its existence will remain the supreme consideration in conducting it.
Page 72 - That, however, does not imply that the political aim is a tyrant. It must adapt itself to its chosen means, a process which can radically change it; yet the political aim remains the first consideration. Policy, then, will permeate all military operations, and, insofar as their violent nature will admit, it will have a continuous influence on them.
Page 72 - If we keep in mind that war springs from some political purpose, it is natural that the prime cause of its existence will remain the supreme consideration in conducting it.
Page 72 - absolute manifestation of violence (as the pure concept would require), war would of its own independent will usurp the place of policy the moment policy had brought
Page 7 - The battle against Israel will be a general one, and our basic objective will be to destroy Israel.
Page 72 - as their violent nature will admit, it will have a continuous influence on them.
Page 65 - Robert Graham, Iran: The illusion of Power (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979),
Page 27 - JC Hurewitz, Middle East Politics: The Military Dimension (New York: Praeger, 1969),
Page 27 - Be'eri, Army Officers in Arab Politics and Society (New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., 1970),