War, Strategy, and Military Effectiveness

War, Strategy, and Military Effectiveness

Author: Williamson Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107614384

Category: History

Page: 342

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This collection of articles represents Professor Williamson Murray's efforts to elucidate the role that history should play in thinking about both the present and the future. They reflect three disparate themes in Professor Murray's work: his deep fascination with history and those who have acted in the past; his fascination with the similarities in human behavior between the past and the present; and his belief that the study of military and strategic history can be of real use to those who will confront the daunting problems of war and peace in the twenty-first century. The first group of essays addresses the relevance of history to an understanding of the present and to an understanding of the possibilities of the future. The second addresses the possible direct uses of history to think through the problems involved in the creation of effective military institutions. The final group represents historical case studies that serve to illuminate the present.

Military Adaptation in War

Military Adaptation in War

Author: Williamson Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107006591

Category: History

Page: 353

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Addresses how military organizations confront the problem of adapting under the trying, terrifying conditions of war.

Common Destiny

Common Destiny

Author: MacGregor Knox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521582083

Category: History

Page: 282

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This book analyzes the origins, nature, dynamics, and ruinous end of the Italian and German dictatorships. Emphasizing themes of aggression, fighting power, and staying power, it offers a comparative overview of the two countries' trajectories from unification in the 1860s to national catastrophe in 1943-45. It evaluates Mussolini's foreign policy, a subject still inadequately explored and poorly understood, and offers a novel and compelling interpretation of the synthesis of Prusso-German military tradition and Nazi revolution, which was a key factor in Germany's ability to fight to the bitter end.

Hybrid Warfare

Hybrid Warfare

Author: Williamson Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107026087

Category: History

Page: 335

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Nine historical examples of hybrid warfare clarify the various aspects of conflicts and examine how great powers have dealt with them in the past.

The Making of Peace

The Making of Peace

Author: Williamson Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521517195

Category: History

Page: 407

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The Making of Peace studies the difficulties that statesmen have confronted in attempting to put back together the pieces after a major conflict.

Military Effectiveness Set

Military Effectiveness Set

Author: Allan R. Millett

Publisher:

ISBN: 1107000882

Category: History

Page: 1112

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Examines questions raised by the performance of the military institutions of France, Germany, Russia, the US, Great Britain, Japan and Italy between 1914 and 1945.

Grand Strategy and Military Alliances

Grand Strategy and Military Alliances

Author: Peter R. Mansoor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107136021

Category: History

Page: 417

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A broad-ranging study of the relationship between alliances and the conduct of grand strategy, examined through historical case studies.

The Past as Prologue

The Past as Prologue

Author: Williamson Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185377X

Category: History

Page: 298

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Exploring the usefulness of the study of history for contemporary military strategists, this volume illustrates the great importance of military history while simultaneously revealing the challenges of applying the past to the present. Essays from authors of diverse backgrounds--British and American, Civilian and Military--present an overwhelming argument for the necessity of the study of the past by today's military leaders in spite of these challenges. Part I examines the relationship between history and the military profession. Part II explores specific historical cases that reveal the repetitiveness of certain military problems.

The Iran-Iraq War

The Iran-Iraq War

Author: Williamson Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107062290

Category: History

Page: 413

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A comprehensive account of the Iran-Iraq War through the lens of the Iraqi regime and its senior military commanders.