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United States. Marine Corps, issuing body.

Washington, DC : Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps 1997

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  • Title:
  • Author: United States. Marine Corps, issuing body.
  • Subjects: United States. Marine Corps -- Handbooks, manuals, etc; United States. Marine Corps; Strategy; Strategy;
    Handbooks and manuals
  • Contents: Introduction : The study of strategy -- The strategic environment. The nature of politics and war ; Further defining war ; The nature of war-making political entities ; Strategic constants and norms ; The physical environment ; National character ; War and the state ; The balance of power mechanism ; The trinity -- Strategy: Ends and means. National strategy ; Ends in national strategy ; Survival and victory ; Political objectives ; Means in national strategy ; Adapting means to ends, and vice versa ; Ends in military strategy ; Relationship between political and military objectives ; Distinguishing between erosion and annihilation strategies -- Strategic opposites. Defensive and offensive strategies ; Symmetrical and asymmetrical strategies ; Deterrence: strategies of reprisal or denial ; Standardized or tailored strategies ; Strategy by intent or by default ; Evaluating opposite strategies -- The making of strategy. The strategy-making process ; The strategic assessment ; Political objectives ; Military objectives and the means to achieve them ; Strategic concepts ; Who makes strategy? ; Just war ; Strategy-making pitfalls ; Strategic panaceas ; Emphasizing process over product ; The fait accompli ; Limited and unlimited wars ; Paralysis and recklessness -- Conclusion.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Creation Date: 1997
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations..
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 945735273
  • NZ MMS ID: 9916138801202931

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