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Author Melton, Stephen L., 1952-

Title The Clausewitz delusion : how the American army screwed up the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (a way forward) / Stephen L. Melton
Published Minneapolis, MN : Zenith Press, 2009


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Description xiv, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Contents America's neo-Clausewitzians -- A framework for understanding America's wars -- America's military legacy through World War II: case studies in successful offensive war -- American conflicts during the Cold War era: the unraveling of the American way of offensive war -- Wars not directly involving the United States -- The Balkan wars: learning the wrong lessons -- Iraq: a case study in postmodern military failure -- America's war in Afghanistan -- The military's vacuous new doctrine -- Organizing for military governance -- Declaring offensive war: implications for civil-military coordination -- The frontiers of strategic offense -- An alternative grand strategy: strategic defense and limited wars -- The Roman dilemma: why we must choose between republic and empire -- Offensive war, governance, and empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011.
Afghan War, 2001-
United States -- Military policy.
LC no. 2009019051
ISBN 9780760337134 hardcover
0760337136 hardcover