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The Utility of Force, Smith, Rupert

The Utility of Force

Authors: Smith, Rupert
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POL011000, HIS027060, HIS027130
ISBN: 9780307267412, Related ISBNs: 0307265625, 0307267415, 0307278115, 9780307265623, 9780307267412
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 448
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

From a highly decorated general, a brilliant new way of understanding war and its role in the twenty-first century.

Drawing on his vast experience as a commander during the first Gulf War, and in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland, General Rupert Smith gives us a probing analysis of modern war. He demonstrates why today’s conflicts must be understood as intertwined political and military events, and makes clear why the current model of total war has failed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other recent campaigns. Smith offers a compelling contemporary vision for how to secure our world and the consequences of ignoring the new, shifting face of war.

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