The utility of force

the art of war in the modern world
  • 430 Pages
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Vintage Books , New York
War., Military policy., Military art and science., World politics -- 21st cen
StatementRupert Smith.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsU21.2 .S624 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 430 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19520847M
ISBN 139780307278111
LC Control Number2008271725
OCLC/WorldCa180177461

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Smith begins boldly; his first sentence declares, “War no longer exists.” By this he does not mean. This, in brief, is the hypothesis put forward by Gen. Rupert Smith in “The Utility of Force,” a closely argued, searching textbook on strategy and the efficient use of military power in the.

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It is not elegantly written and contains few lofty phrases. It is not elegantly written and contains few lofty phrases.

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General Sir Rupert Anthony Smith, KCB, DSO & Bar, OBE, QGM (born 13 December ) is a retired British Army officer and author of The Utility of demonstrated his leadership as a senior commander during the Gulf War, for which he was recognised with the award of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), and again during the Bosnian War, for which he was recognised with the award Battles/wars: The Troubles, Gulf War, Bosnian War.

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