Strategy and History

Series Editors: Colin Gray, Williamson Murray

  • Military Transformation in East Asia

    Technology and Future Security

    By Malcolm R. Davis

    This new book explores how the notion of a ‘Revolution in Military Affairs’ (RMA) may emerge in East Asia, particularly within the maritime (naval and air) realm of military operations and capabilities. Malcolm R. Davis makes a clear case that Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan,…

    Hardback – 2016-01-30 
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  • Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the Far East, 1933-1939

    Imperial Crossroads

    By Greg Kennedy

    This volume charts how the national strategic needs of the United States of America and Great Britain created a "parallel but not joint" relationship towards the Far East as the crisis in that region evolved from 1933-39. In short, it is a look at the relationship shared between the two nations…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16
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  • Grand Strategy and the Presidency

    Foreign Policy, War and the American Role in the World

    By C. Dale Walton

    This book examines the role and importance of the Presidency in the formulation and conduct of US grand strategy. The text discusses US strategic history, with particular emphasis on the period from the end of the Cold War to the present day. While the United States periodically has enjoyed…

    Paperback – 2013-10-06
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  • German Disarmament After World War I

    The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection 1920-1931

    By Richard J. Shuster

    German Disarmament After World War I examines the Allied disarmament of Germany and the challenges that such an enormous task presented to international efforts in enforcing the Treaty of Versailles. In the twenty-first century, disarmament remains a critical issue for the International community.…

    Paperback – 2012-09-12
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  • US Special Forces and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam

    Military Innovation and Institutional Failure, 1961-63

    By Christopher K. Ives

    This volume examines US Army Special Forces efforts to mobilize and train indigenous minorities in Vietnam. Christopher K. Ives shows how before the Second Indochina War, the Republic of Vietnam had begun to falter under the burden of an increasingly successful insurgency. The dominant American…

    Paperback – 2012-07-12
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  • US Military Innovation since the Cold War

    Creation Without Destruction

    Edited by Harvey Sapolsky, Benjamin Friedman, Brendan Green

    This book explains how the US military reacted to the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA), and failed to innovate its organization or doctrine to match the technological breakthroughs it brought about. Many called for the transformation of the US military in the years after the end of the Cold…

    Paperback – 2012-03-28
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  • Clausewitz and America

    Strategic Thought and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

    By Stuart Kinross

    This book demonstrates how Clausewitzian thought influenced American strategic thinking between the Vietnam War and the current conflict in Iraq. Carl von Clausewitz's thought played a part in the process of military reform and the transition in US policy that took place after the Vietnam War. By…

    Paperback – 2009-12-20
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  • War in Iraq

    Planning and Execution

    Edited by Thomas G. Mahnken, Thomas A. Keaney

    This volume provides a collection of insightful essays on all phases of the Iraq War: both US-led major combat operations to defeat the Ba’athist regime as well as efforts to reconstruct the country and defeat the insurgency. Written by leading scholars on the Iraq War, many of whom have practical…

    Paperback – 2009-06-25
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  • Alexander the Great: Lessons in Strategy

    By David J. Lonsdale

    This book offers a strategic analysis of one of the most outstanding military careers in history, identifying the most pertinent strategic lessons from the campaigns of Alexander the Great. David Lonsdale argues that since the core principles of strategy are eternal, the study and analysis of…

    Paperback – 2009-06-25
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  • The German 1918 Offensives

    A Case Study in The Operational Level of War

    By David T. Zabecki

    This is the first study of the Ludendorff Offensives of 1918 based extensively on key German records presumed to be lost forever after Potsdam was bombed in 1944. In 1997, David T. Zabecki discovered translated copies of these files in a collection of old instructional material at the U.S. Army…

    Paperback – 2009-06-25
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  • America, Technology and Strategic Culture

    A Clausewitzian Assessment

    By Brice Harris

    This book analyses the American way of war within the context of Clausewitzian theory. In doing so, it draws conclusions about the origins, viability, and technical feasibility of America’s current strategic approach. The author argues that the situation in which America has found itself in Iraq…

    Hardback – 2008-08-20
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  • Special Operations and Strategy

    From World War II to the War on Terrorism

    By James D. Kiras

    James D. Kiras shows how a number of different special operations, in conjunction with more conventional military actions, achieve and sustain strategic effect(s) over time. In particular, he argues that the root of effective special operations lies in understanding the relationship existing…

    Paperback – 2007-09-20
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  • Science, Strategy and War

    The Strategic Theory of John Boyd

    By Frans P.B. Osinga

    John Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called ‘OODA’ loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest. This book aims to redress this state of…

    Paperback – 2007-09-20
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  • Strategic Basing and the Great Powers, 1200-2000

    By Robert E. Harkavy

    This is the first book to survey the evolution of the strategic basing systems of the great powers, covering an 800-year span of history, from the Mongol dynasty to the era of the US empire. Robert E. Harkavy details the progression of strategic basing systems and power projection, from its…

    Hardback – 2007-06-06
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  • US Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Military Innovation and the New American War of War, 1973-2003

    By Robert R. Tomes

    US Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom examines the thirty-year transformation in American military thought and defence strategy that spanned from 1973 through 2003. During these three decades, new technology and operational practices helped form what observers dubbed a '…

    Paperback – 2007-01-24
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  • The Fog of Peace and War Planning

    Military and Strategic Planning under Uncertainty

    Edited by Talbot C. Imlay, Monica Duffy Toft

    How do we plan under conditions of uncertainty? The perspective of military planners is a key organizing framework: do they see themselves as preparing to administer a peace, or preparing to fight a future war? Most interwar volumes examine only the 1920s and the 1930s. This new volume goes back,…

    Paperback – 2006-09-13
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  • Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age

    Strategy as Social Science

    By Robert Ayson

    An illuminating insight into the work of Thomas Schelling, one of the most influential strategic thinkers of the nuclear age. By the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the United States' early forays into Vietnam, he had become one of the most distinctive voices in Western strategy. This…

    Paperback – 2006-04-30
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  • Strategy and History

    Essays on Theory and Practice

    By Colin S. Gray

    Strategy and History comprises a selection of Professor Gray's key contributions to strategic debate over the past thirty years. These essays have been selected both because they had significant messages for contemporary controversies, and because they have some continuing relevance for…

    Paperback – 2006-04-12
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  • The Red Army, 1918-1941

    From Vanguard of World Revolution to America's Ally

    By Earl F. Ziemke

    Supported in large part by evidence released after the collapse of the Soviet Union, this book follows the career of the Red Army from its birth in 1918 as the designated vanguard of world revolution to its affiliation in 1941 with 'the citadel of capitalism', the United States. Effectiveness of…

    Paperback – 2006-04-05
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  • US Intervention Policy and Army Innovation

    From Vietnam to Iraq

    By Richard Lock-Pullan

    US Intervention Policy and Army Innovation examines how the US Army rebuilt itself after the Vietnam War and how this has affected US intervention policy, from the victory of the Gulf War to the failure of Somalia, the Bosnian and Kosovo interventions and the use of force post 9/11. Richard…

    Paperback – 2006-04-05
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  • Pure Strategy

    Power and Principle in the Space and Information Age

    By Everett Dolman

    A stimulating new inquiry into the fundamental truth of strategy - its purpose, place, utility, and value. This new study is animated by a startling realization: the concept of strategic victory must be summarily discarded. This is not to say that victory has no place in…

    Hardback – 2005-04-13
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  • Pure Strategy

    Power and Principle in the Space and Information Age

    By Everett Dolman

    A stimulating new inquiry into the fundamental truth of strategy - its purpose, place, utility, and value. This new study is animated by a startling realization: the concept of strategic victory must be summarily discarded. This is not to say that victory has no place in…

    Paperback – 2005-04-11
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  • Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies

    Disguising Innovation

    By Terry Pierce

    Occasionally, militaries during times of peace achieve major warfighting innovations. Terry Pierce calls these 'disruptive innovations'. The more common innovation phenomenon, however, has been that of integrating new technologies to help perform existing missions better and not change them…

    Paperback – 2004-12-23
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  • Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age

    Strategy as Social Science

    By Robert Ayson

    An illuminating insight into the work of Thomas Schelling, one of the most influential strategic thinkers of the nuclear age. By the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the United States' early forays into Vietnam, he had become one of the most distinctive voices in Western strategy. This…

    Hardback – 2004-06-30
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  • Britain and Ballistic Missile Defence, 1942-2002

    By Jeremy Stocker

    Britain was the first country to come under sustained ballistic missile attack, during 1944-45. Defence against ballistic missiles has been a persistent, if highly variable, subject of political policy and technical investigation ever since. The British Second World War experience of trying to…

    Hardback – 2004-05-26
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  • The Nature of War in the Information Age

    Clausewitzian Future

    By David J. Lonsdale

    There has been a great deal of speculation recently concerning the likely impact of the 'Information Age' on warfare. In this vein, much of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) literature subscribes to the idea that the Information Age will witness a transformation in the very nature of war. In…

    Paperback – 2004-05-26
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  • Strategy for Chaos

    Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History

    By Colin Gray

    In this volume, Professor Colin Gray develops and applies the theory and scholarship on the allegedly historical practice of the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA), in order to improve our comprehension of how and why strategy 'works'.The author explores the RMA hypothesis both theoretically…

    Paperback – 2004-03-24
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  • The Myth of Inevitable US Defeat in Vietnam

    By Dale Walton

    This book offers a dispassionate strategic examination of the Vietnam conflict that challenges the conventional wisdom that South Vietnam could not survive as an independent non-communist entity over the long term regardless of how the United States conducted its military- political effort in…

    Paperback – 2001-12-31
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  • Astropolitik

    Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age

    By Everett C. Dolman

    This volume identifies and evaluates the relationship between outer-space geography and geographic position (astrogeography), and the evolution of current and future military space strategy. In doing so, it explores five primary propositions.…

    Paperback – 2001-09-30
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