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The Masks of War : American Military Styles in Strategy and Analysis: A RAND Corporation Research Study - Carl H. Builder

The Masks of War

American Military Styles in Strategy and Analysis: A RAND Corporation Research Study

By: Carl H. Builder, Sam Nunn (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st February 1989
ISBN: 9780801837760
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Why was the Navy ready to clear the skies over the Persian Gulf, yet surprised by the mines laid under it? Why is it that the Army is always prepared for war in Europe, but was caught off guard in Korea and Vietnam? And why is the Air Force indifferent to "Star Wars"?

Builder's provocative book is institutional profile at its best, probing far beyond the flip phrases that usually describe the essence of each service, e.g., that the Air Force likes things it can fly. * Foreign AffairsA RAND Corporation Research Study *

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Personalitiesp. 1
The Masks of Warp. 3
Five Faces of the Service Personalitiesp. 17
The Service Identities and Behaviorp. 31
Strategyp. 45
What Is Strategy?p. 47
Service Strategiesp. 57
The Air Strategyp. 67
The Navy and Strategyp. 74
The Army and Strategyp. 86
Analysisp. 93
What Is Analysis?p. 95
Service Styles toward Analysisp. 104
Images of Conflictp. 115
Implicationsp. 125
The Service Concepts of Warp. 127
Military Commitments to Combatp. 143
Implications for Military Planningp. 154
Implications for Regional Securityp. 168
Prospectsp. 183
The Army's Identity Crisisp. 185
Implications for the Futurep. 194
Notesp. 207
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780801837760
ISBN-10: 0801837766
Series: Rand Corporation Research Study
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st February 1989
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.39