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The Resource Why America Loses Wars : Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present, Donald Stoker

Why America Loses Wars : Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present, Donald Stoker

Label
Why America Loses Wars : Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present
Title
Why America Loses Wars
Title remainder
Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present
Statement of responsibility
Donald Stoker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How can you achieve victory in war if you don't have a clear idea of your political objectives and a vision of what victory means? In this provocative challenge to US policy and strategy, Donald Stoker argues that America endures endless wars because its leaders no longer know how to think about war, particularly limited wars. He reveals how ideas on limited war and war in general evolved against the backdrop of American conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. These ideas, he shows, were flawed and have undermined America's ability to understand, wage, and win its wars, and to secure peace afterwards. America's leaders have too often taken the nation to war without understanding what they want or valuing victory, leading to the 'forever wars' of today. Why America Loses Wars dismantles seventy years of misguided thinking and lays the foundations for a new approach to the wars of tomorrow."--Publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stoker, Donald J
Dewey number
355.033073
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.S86 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strategy
  • Strategy
  • Strategic culture
  • Military planning
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Politics and war
Label
Why America Loses Wars : Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present, Donald Stoker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Are We at War? What Do We Want? And Do We Want to Win? -- The Way We Think about War (Particularly Limited War) Is Broken: Here Is How We Fix It -- The Political Objective: Why Nations Fight (Limited) wars -- Constraints: Or Why Wars for Limited Aims Are So Difficult -- Strategy: How to Think about Fighting for a Limited Political Objective -- And You Thought the War Was Hard: Ending the War and Securing the Peace -- Conclusion: Is History Rhyming?
Control code
on1076809983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9781108479592
Lccn
2019396996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1076809983
Label
Why America Loses Wars : Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present, Donald Stoker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Are We at War? What Do We Want? And Do We Want to Win? -- The Way We Think about War (Particularly Limited War) Is Broken: Here Is How We Fix It -- The Political Objective: Why Nations Fight (Limited) wars -- Constraints: Or Why Wars for Limited Aims Are So Difficult -- Strategy: How to Think about Fighting for a Limited Political Objective -- And You Thought the War Was Hard: Ending the War and Securing the Peace -- Conclusion: Is History Rhyming?
Control code
on1076809983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9781108479592
Lccn
2019396996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1076809983

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