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From Lexington to Baghdad and Beyond: War and Politics in the American Experience

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by Douglas Snow & Dennis M. Drew
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From Lexington to Baghdad and Beyond: War and Politics in the American Experience by Douglas Snow & Dennis M. Drew

Decisions about when, where, and why to commit the United States to the use of force, and how to conduct warfare and ultimately end it, are hotly debated not only contemporaneously but also for decades afterward. We are engaged in such a debate today, quite often without a solid grounding in the country's experience of war, both political and military. This book, by a political scientist and a career military officer and historian, is premised on the view that we cannot afford that kind of innocence. Updated and revised with new chapters on the Afghan and Iraq wars, the book systematically examines twelve U.S. wars from the revolution to the present day. For each conflict the authors review underlying issues and events; political objectives; military objectives and strategy; political considerations; military technology and technique; military conduct, and 'the better state of the peace', that is, the ultimate disposition of the original political goals.

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Pages: 376
Size: 10.1 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781317470083 (DRM-EPUB)

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