The Resource How wars are won and lost : vulnerability and military power, John A. Gentry

How wars are won and lost : vulnerability and military power, John A. Gentry

Label
How wars are won and lost : vulnerability and military power
Title
How wars are won and lost
Title remainder
vulnerability and military power
Statement of responsibility
John A. Gentry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Military power is a key component of state power. Yet for all the attention statesmen, soldiers, and scholars give to military power, it remains a loose concept. A considerable academic effort has catalogued characteristics of great power wars. Scholars know much about individual wars, and they understand general patterns of war. But prominent theories of military power as a determinant of strategic political/military outcomes remain crude. The purpose of this book is to present, illustrate, and test an alternative general theory of military power defined as an ability to consistently, favorably influence strategic military outcomes -- that is, how and why actors win and lose wars. It also aims to use the theory to help explain why the United States has done very well in some of its military operations but very poorly in others
Cataloging source
AWC
Dewey number
355.02
Index
no index present
LC call number
U162
LC item number
.G348 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
How wars are won and lost : vulnerability and military power, John A. Gentry
Publication
Note
Title from title screen (viewed October 24, 2011)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Philippine war of 1899-1902 -- The Allied bomber offensive against Germany (1943-1945) -- The United States in Vietnam (1961-1975) -- NATO's war against Yugoslavia (1999) -- The U.S. war in Iraq (2003-2011) -- The U.S. war in Afghanistan (2001-?) -- Summary and conclusions
Control code
ocn758357954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313395833
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2657780x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)758357954
  • pebco0313395837

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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