Principles of War

Principles of War

DIVThe most cited, most controversial, and most modern book on warfare. The author examines moral and psychological aspects of war: courage, audacity, self-sacrifice, the importance of morale and public opinion, more. /div

The Principles of War for the Information Age

The Principles of War for the Information Age

The crisis is upon us: We have no viable doctrine for tomorrow's wars. Now that the world has entered the information age, principles that have served to enlighten the art of war no longer work. Born of agrarian times and honed during the industrial age, the classical principles of war are, in large part, hopelessly outdated. Radical change is needed now. The Principles of War for the Information Age provides a prescription for this change.

Rethinking the Principles of War

Rethinking the Principles of War

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.

The Principles of War in the 21st Century

Strategic Considerations

The Principles of War in the 21st Century

The authors examine the concepts, philosophy, and theory of strategy, as well as the nature of land warfare. They analyze how the principles of war may apply at the strategic level of warfare under the conditions of the 21st century. The authors conclude that there is considerable utility in maintaining a set of principles to act as a guide--but not a prescription--for the creative process of strategy formulation and execution. Then they offer a revision of the existing principles of war to conform to the strategic level of warfare and to bring them in line with the anticipated conditions of the so-called "Information Age". (AN).

Rethinking the Principles of War

Rethinking the Principles of War

This new 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, and an opening essay titled "State of the Question" by Dr. Colin Gray, the anthology first considers the general question of "An American Way of War?" 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 Fred Kagan, Ralph Peters, Harlan Ullman, and Milan Vego. This collection of essays is the outcome of a seminar series sponsored by the Office of Force Transformation and the U.S. Navy to examine the future of warfare and the underlying principles of war and to educate future military strategists and leaders on these principles. Footnotes, index, and a bibliographic essay make the work a useful tool for students of war and general readers alike.

A Brief Illustration of the Principles of War and Peace

Showing the Ruinous Policy of the Former, and the Superior Efficacy of the Latter, for National Protection and Defence; Clearly Manifested by Their Practical Operations and Opposite Effects Upon Nations, Kingdoms and People

A Brief Illustration of the Principles of War and Peace