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War : Ends and Means - 2nd Edition - Angelo M. Codevilla


Ends and Means - 2nd Edition

Paperback Published: 31st August 2006
ISBN: 9781574886108
Number Of Pages: 382

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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.

Industry Reviews

"An astonishing achievement of compression . . . a one-volume book on warfare that is actually instructive."

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
How Wars Start
The Meaning of War and Peacep. 23
The Causes of Warp. 33
How Wars Are Fought
The Fog of Warsp. 59
The Political Conditions of Battlep. 75
The Material Conditions of Battlep. 95
Winning the Battle: Land, Sea, and Airp. 113
Military Operations in the Nuclear Agep. 131
Political Warfarep. 151
Indirect Warfare and Terrorp. 173
Intelligencep. 195
Just Warp. 225
How Wars End
Making Peacep. 251
Wars of Our Time
Our Small Warsp. 281
The Gulf War of 1990-91p. 299
Terror and Iraqp. 319
Notesp. 347
Bibliographyp. 361
Indexp. 367
About the Authorp. 381

ISBN: 9781574886108
ISBN-10: 157488610X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 31st August 2006
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.581
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised