Strategy. The Logic of War and Peace, Revised and Enlarged Edition Edward Luttwak shows—they exemplify the paradoxical logic that pervades the entire. “If you want peace, prepare for war.” “A buildup of offensive weapons can be purely defensive.” “The worst road may be the best route to battle.” Strategy is made. Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace rev. and enlarged ed. by Edward N. Luttwak Cambridge, MA: The Belknap. Press of Harvard University Press,
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Victor rated it liked it Mar 20, Prospective captains of industry should perhaps stick to Sun-Tzu. I believe Strategy achieves what the author set out to do. And he illustrates his points with examples from recent history, some almost transferred directly from the status of current events.
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The book covers every conceivable aspect of making war in the abstract illustrated with copious examples of successes and failures. May 17, Logci rated it it was amazing Shelves: Recognize that every victory comes at a high enough cost that an immediate subsequent defeat is possible.
Then mere adequacy is enough to prevail, without need of superlative strengths or skills. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. These are just a few of the fascinating ideas and issues Luttwak deals with. Interesting book covering Grand strategy: The book is the equivalent of a full course in the subject of Strategy and should be of interest to both the military historian as well as anyone who has to realistically deal managing scarce time and resources One of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read in a long long time!
Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace
As you’re defeating your enemy you’re creating a situation in which your successful strategy in defeating him no longer works because he’s constantly adjusting to the fluidity of the situation. The middle section of the book deals with the technical, tactical and operational concerns of military strategy as they apply stratwgy offense, defense and in interaction with the political sphere.
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Citing examples from logi Rome to our own days, peacr Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor down to minor combat affrays, from the strategy of peace to the latest operational methods of war, this book by one of the world’s foremost authorities reveals the ultimate logic of military failure and success, of war and peace. He then offers advice on five distinct levels of strategy: The last section deals with “Grand Strategy” wherein a military command integrates the different sub-strategies of its forces with the national and international goals that they serve.
He categories air, naval, nuclear and space based warfare not as strategies but as dissimilar tools subject to the same considerations of strategy. To Luttwak, conflict is inevitable. A Case for Rebel Victory? Edward Luttwak has an incredibly ability to rock the strategic Casbah. The long term message: Strategic decisions must encompass five levels of analysis Vertical Dimension: References to this book International Relations Then and Now: Jan 07, Dmitry Zlokazov rated it it was ok.
The former discusses the point that by interrupting conflicts and demanding peace treaties to be signed before the war reaches its natural end, we are only prolonging the conflict by letting all sides rearm.
stratgy An Imprint of Harvard University Press first published PaperbackEnlarged, Revisedpages. Insightful book on how strategy uses its own paradoxical logic rather than normal linear logic.
Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace by Edward N. Luttwak
Citing examples from ancient Rome to our ahd days, from Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor down to minor combat affrays, from the strategy of peace to the latest operational methods of war, this book by one of the world’s foremost authorities reveals the ultimate logic of military failure and success, of war and peace.
In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from straetgy strategy down to combat tactics.
In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics.
It is written in simple English, presented clearly enough for even this Arts graduate to understand. While I have enjoyed and benefited from other works of Luttwak, this Strategy shows both his comprehension of his field and his brilliance. Please don’t misunderstand me. luthwak
This book assumed that the reader has extensive knowledge of the majority of the major conflicts in the 20th Century and their leaders. It’s Luttwak’s idea that strategy is being constantly practiced. Luttwak’s conviction was later confirmed by several quantitative studies, including Monica Duffy Toft’s article Ending Civil Wars: Lists with This Book. Luttwak notes that these factors are realities of human existence, but still historians should view each conflict as unique thw its own right.
Humanitarian assistance is anything but. Don’t presume that what works on paper will work in the field reminiscent of Clausewitz, and Luttwak even uses his term, “friction”. Mar 02, Jonathon Dyer rated it really liked luttwakk Shelves: