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The Resource Strategy for chaos : revolutions in military affairs and the evidence of history, Colin S. Gray ; with a foreword by Williamson Murray, (electronic resource)

Strategy for chaos : revolutions in military affairs and the evidence of history, Colin S. Gray ; with a foreword by Williamson Murray, (electronic resource)

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Strategy for chaos : revolutions in military affairs and the evidence of history
Title
Strategy for chaos
Title remainder
revolutions in military affairs and the evidence of history
Statement of responsibility
Colin S. Gray ; with a foreword by Williamson Murray
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Gray, Colin S
LC call number
U162
LC item number
.G724 2005eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Strategy
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Modern
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In this volume, Professor Colin Gray develops and applies the theory and scholarship on the allegedly historical practice of the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA), in order to improve our comprehension of how and why strategy 'works'. The author explores the RMA hypothesis both theoretically and historically. The book argues that the conduct of an RMA has to be examined as a form of strategic behaviour, which means that, of necessity, it must "work" as strategy works. The great RMA debate of the 1990s is reviewed empathetically, though sceptically, by the author, with every major school of thought allowed its day in court. The author presents three historical RMAs as case studies for his argument: those arguably revealed in the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon; in World War I; and in the nuclear age. The focus of his analysis is how these grand RMAs functioned strategically. The conclusions that he draws from these empirical exercises are then applied to help us understand what, indeed, is - and what is not - happening with the much vaunted information-technology-led RMA of today
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Strategy for chaos : revolutions in military affairs and the evidence of history, Colin S. Gray ; with a foreword by Williamson Murray, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000252256
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unknown
Edition
19th ed.
Isbn
9780714651866
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000252256
Label
Strategy for chaos : revolutions in military affairs and the evidence of history, Colin S. Gray ; with a foreword by Williamson Murray, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000252256
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
19th ed.
Isbn
9780714651866
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000252256

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