This book explores the causes, operations, endings, and justifications of war.
In the process, it demolishes many currently fashionable illusions, such as that peace is always preferable to war, that wars occur because of accidents or misunderstandings, and that technology changes the nature of war.
Abundant historical and contemporary examples show, the authors contend, that all wars are deliberate political choices, that military operations follow timeless principles, and that, as Aristotle taught, the natural aim of war is victory.
About the Authors
Angelo Codevilla is a professor of international relations at Boston University and the author of The Character of Nations, among other works. He lives in Wayland, Massachusetts.
The late Paul Seabury was a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
"An astonishing achievement of compression . . . a one-volume book on warfare that is actually instructive."
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 31st August 2006
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0
Weight (kg): 0.581
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised