Transformation Concepts for National Security in the 21st Century

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DIANE Publishing, 2002 - 408 страници
 

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Страница 110 - European wars in this particular : we are not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war, as well as their organized armies.
Страница 6 - ... the effort he makes, the less you need make yourself. Moreover, the more modest your own political aim, the less importance you attach to it and the less reluctantly you will abandon it if you must. This is another reason why your effort will be modified. The political object — the original motive for the war — will thus determine both the military objective to be reached and the amount of effort it requires.
Страница 252 - terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.
Страница 162 - Superiority: the capability to collect, process, and disseminate an uninterrupted flow of information while exploiting or denying an adversary's ability to do the same.
Страница 78 - And as water shapes its flow in accordance with the ground, so an army manages its victory in accordance with the situation of the enemy. 29 And as water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions.
Страница 193 - The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Страница 27 - Military alliances, balances of power, leagues of nations, all in turn failed, leaving the only path to be by way of the crucible of war.
Страница 9 - No one starts a war— or rather, no one in his senses ought to do so— without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by that war, and how he intends to conduct it.
Страница 314 - These three tendencies are like three different codes of law, deeprooted in their subject and yet variable in their relationship to one another. A theory that ignores any one of them or seeks to fix an arbitrary relationship between them would conflict with reality to such an extent that for this reason alone it would be totally useless.
Страница 16 - In this bewildering world, the search for predictive theories to guide strategy has been no more successful than the search for such theories in other areas of human existence. Patterns do emerge from the past, and their study permits educated guesses about the range of potential outcomes. But the future is not an object of knowledge; no increase in processing power will make the owl of history a daytime bird. Similar causes do not always produce similar effects, and causes interact in ways unforeseeable...

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