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Theory of War
ISOLATION, LIMITED WAR, TOTAL WAR, CONTAINMENT, INTERVENTION AND PRE EMPTIVE STRIKES  

American public opinion and American policy with respect to committing military forces to combat or withdrawing them after they are committed, often exhibit a lead lag relationship. Thus, when a proposed new (or changed) policy is ahead of public opinion, the task of the administration in power and congressional supporters is to educate the public as to why the change is necessary. The run-up to World Wars I and II are examples of an administration preparing the public for ...Read more >

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THE NATURE OF WAR AND ARMED CONFLICT  

War and armed conflict are often treated as synonymous terms. War can be described as the extreme form of armed conflict and usually takes place between states. Armed conflict implies the pursuit of objectives through violence. The Red Cross definition of armed conflict is:any difference between two states leading to the intervention of the members of the armed forces is an armed conflict. Although the international community consists of sovereign states, in the contemporary strategic ...Read more >

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TOWARD A SCIENTIFIC THEORY OF WAR  

The scholars most frequently credited with development of the quantitative empirical study of war include Frederick Adams Woods, Alexander Baltzly, Pitirim A Sorokin, Quincy Wright, Lewis Fry Richardson,Karl Deutsch and J. David Singer. Of this set, the contributions of David Singer to the Scientific study of international conflict will be judged as paramount. Although Woods and Baltzly, Sorokin,Wright and Richardson all compiled data on wars, Singer efforts with the Correlates of War Project ...Read more >

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NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE : LEVERAGING THE POWER OF INFORMATION  

NCW is about warfighting in the 21st century. It is about warfare in the information age. There are significant new information technologies that enable commanders to know more about the enemy, plan faster, make decisions faster and synchronize sensors and shooters to create desired effects on the battlefield. David Alberts, in Information Age Transformation, conducts a thorough analysis of what warfare will entail in the 21st century; he postulates the challenges with warfare in the ...Read more >

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THEORY OF WAR  

TO PROVIDE AN INSIGHT TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ART OF WAR FIGHTING AND AN OVERVIEW OF ITS APPLICATION ON THE CONDUCT OF MODERN ...Read more >

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THEORY OF WAR  

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NON TRADITIONAL THREATS  

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INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONAL ART  

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THINKING ABOUT LEARNING IN DOD  

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