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The Resource Assessing war : the challenge of measuring success and failure, Leo J. Blanken, Hy Rothstein, Jason J. Lepore, editors ; foreword by Gen. George W. Casey Jr, (electronic resource)

Assessing war : the challenge of measuring success and failure, Leo J. Blanken, Hy Rothstein, Jason J. Lepore, editors ; foreword by Gen. George W. Casey Jr, (electronic resource)

Label
Assessing war : the challenge of measuring success and failure
Title
Assessing war
Title remainder
the challenge of measuring success and failure
Statement of responsibility
Leo J. Blanken, Hy Rothstein, Jason J. Lepore, editors ; foreword by Gen. George W. Casey Jr
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Are we winning? Combatants often find themselves asking this question, especially during today's protracted asymmetrical conflicts where victory and defeat are not clear or easy to measure. Also, too often politics or wishful thinking take the place of objective assessment. Assessing War explores how the trajectory of war has been analyzed in conflicts throughout American history. The book brings together military historians, political scientists, and military officers to examine wartime assessment in theory, in practice through historical and contemporary cases, and through alternative dimensions of assessment such as justice and proportionality, the war of ideas, and economics. The cases start with the Seven Year's War and cover all major US conflicts through the war in Afghanistan. There are also unique examinations of how Al Qaeda has assessed its war on the United States and how assessment might be conducted in cyber war. Wartime assessment is critical because forming an accurate picture is essential to developing the right strategy. This book concludes with advice for practitioners about best approaches, though it also offers sobering conclusions about the difficulty of assessing war objectively and without politicization or self delusion
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
Dewey number
355/.033073
LC call number
U153
LC item number
.A87 2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blanken, Leo J.
  • Rothstein, Hy S
  • Lepore, Jason J
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  • Military planning
  • War
  • Strategy
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Assessing war : the challenge of measuring success and failure, Leo J. Blanken, Hy Rothstein, Jason J. Lepore, editors ; foreword by Gen. George W. Casey Jr, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword / by Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. -- Introduction -- The challenge of wartime assessment / Leo J. Blanken and Jason J. Lepore -- Theory -- Principals, agents, and assessment / Leo J. Blanken and Jason J. Lepore -- U.S. civil-military relations and operational assessments / Hy Rothstein -- Wartime strategic assessment : concepts and challenges / Scott Sigmund Gartner -- Historical cases -- Assessing proxy forces : a case study of the early years of the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) in North America / John Grenier -- Assessing war : the revolutionary war / Edward G. Lengel -- Assessing enemy civilian will : the United States goes to war, 1861 / Brooks D. Simpson -- "Keep 'em moving" : the role of assessment in US cavalry operations against the Plains Indians / Colonel Michael Richardson -- Assessing the Philippine War / Brian Mcallister Linn -- Putting the fuse to the powder : strategic assessment in the First World War / Scott Stephenson -- Assessment in World War II / Gerhard l. Weinberg -- Measuring gains on the battle field and at the peace table : shifting assessments during the Korean War / Conrad C. Crane -- Choosing progress : evaluating the salesmanship of the Vietnam War in 1967 / Gregory Daddis -- Current cases -- Assessing counterinsurgency : the Iraq War, 2004-05 / Major General Bill C. Hix and Kalev I. Sepp -- Circular logic and constant progress : IW assessments in Afghanistan / Alejandro S. Hernandez, Julian Ouellet, and Christopher J. Nannini -- Monitoring from afar : how Al Qaeda assesses its progress / Mark Stout -- Alternative dimensions of assessment -- Assessment, proportionality, and justice in war -- Bradley J. Strawser and Russell Muirhead -- Assessing cyber war / Dorothy E. Denning -- Assessing the war of ideas during war / Robert Reilly -- Assessment of economic outcomes in nation-building operations / Aric P. Shafran -- Conclusion -- Can we learn from the assessment of war? / Anthony H. Cordesman and Hy Rothstein
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001608707
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 352 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781626162457
Lccn
2015007438
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001608707
Label
Assessing war : the challenge of measuring success and failure, Leo J. Blanken, Hy Rothstein, Jason J. Lepore, editors ; foreword by Gen. George W. Casey Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword / by Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. -- Introduction -- The challenge of wartime assessment / Leo J. Blanken and Jason J. Lepore -- Theory -- Principals, agents, and assessment / Leo J. Blanken and Jason J. Lepore -- U.S. civil-military relations and operational assessments / Hy Rothstein -- Wartime strategic assessment : concepts and challenges / Scott Sigmund Gartner -- Historical cases -- Assessing proxy forces : a case study of the early years of the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) in North America / John Grenier -- Assessing war : the revolutionary war / Edward G. Lengel -- Assessing enemy civilian will : the United States goes to war, 1861 / Brooks D. Simpson -- "Keep 'em moving" : the role of assessment in US cavalry operations against the Plains Indians / Colonel Michael Richardson -- Assessing the Philippine War / Brian Mcallister Linn -- Putting the fuse to the powder : strategic assessment in the First World War / Scott Stephenson -- Assessment in World War II / Gerhard l. Weinberg -- Measuring gains on the battle field and at the peace table : shifting assessments during the Korean War / Conrad C. Crane -- Choosing progress : evaluating the salesmanship of the Vietnam War in 1967 / Gregory Daddis -- Current cases -- Assessing counterinsurgency : the Iraq War, 2004-05 / Major General Bill C. Hix and Kalev I. Sepp -- Circular logic and constant progress : IW assessments in Afghanistan / Alejandro S. Hernandez, Julian Ouellet, and Christopher J. Nannini -- Monitoring from afar : how Al Qaeda assesses its progress / Mark Stout -- Alternative dimensions of assessment -- Assessment, proportionality, and justice in war -- Bradley J. Strawser and Russell Muirhead -- Assessing cyber war / Dorothy E. Denning -- Assessing the war of ideas during war / Robert Reilly -- Assessment of economic outcomes in nation-building operations / Aric P. Shafran -- Conclusion -- Can we learn from the assessment of war? / Anthony H. Cordesman and Hy Rothstein
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001608707
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 352 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781626162457
Lccn
2015007438
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001608707

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