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Author Newland, Samuel J

Title Victories are not enough : limitations of the German way of war / Samuel J. Newland
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 95 pages)
Series The Letort papers
Letort papers
Contents Introduction -- Ch. 1. Imperial roots of the problems -- Ch. 2. Leaders in German unification: founders of traditions -- Ch. 3. A rudderless ship of state: German security policy after Bismark -- Ch. 4. The education of an officer corps -- Ch. 5. Charting the course for disaster -- Ch. 6. Conclusion
Summary Since the early stages of World War II, militaries in general, and the U.S. Army in particular, have studied the German way of war, specifically as practiced in the 20th century. While acknowledging that Germany--and before that nation came into existence, Prussia--produced some excellent armies, major problems with the German way of war must not be ignored. Despite the military prowess of Germany, it lost both of the major wars of the 20th century. The author explores the reasons why a nation with such a strong military reputation was unable to win its wars and achieve its goals. He emphasizes that military power, tactical and operational brilliance, and victories in the field can easily be squandered if a nation has failed to set achievable goals and develop strategies to reach them. This failure should not be lost on modern nations as they proceed into the 21st century
Notes "December 2005."
Title from title screen (viewed Jan. 11, 2006)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-94)
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Subject Civil-military relations -- Germany
Military art and science -- Germany
War (Philosophy)
Civil-military relations.
Military art and science.
War (Philosophy)
Germany -- History, Military
Form Electronic book
Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute