Strategy. The Logic of War and Peace, Revised and Enlarged Edition Edward Luttwak shows—they exemplify the paradoxical logic that pervades the entire. “If you want peace, prepare for war.” “A buildup of offensive weapons can be purely defensive.” “The worst road may be the best route to battle.” Strategy is made. Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace rev. and enlarged ed. by Edward N. Luttwak Cambridge, MA: The Belknap. Press of Harvard University Press,
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In fact, he tells us, a world in which strategy is being constantly shaped and projected, actively as in war or more deceptively as the grand strategy of winning the peace, is a normal world.
The game may be rigged for war if both sides want peace but know that their pursuit of it would incentivize the other side to seek dominance. The book is the equivalent of a full course in the subject of Strategy and should be of interest to both the military historian as well as anyone who has to realistically deal managing scarce time and resources One of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read in a long long time!
And he stratevy his points with examples from recent history, some almost transferred directly from the status of current events. On p67, Luttwak overlaps with Schelling’s Arms and Influence, noting that nuclear weapons have removed optimism from war, so that balance doesn’t prace to be experienced to be accepted, at least in terms of nuclear capabilities.
Insightful book on how strategy uses its own paradoxical logic rather than normal linear logic.
The author considers the use of the availability of force as a tool of persuasion, where it is effective, and where it is not.
Sep 04, Jennifer Taw rated it really liked it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Luttwak serves or has served as a contractor for the Office of Net Assessment of the U. It’s like borders, like the distinctions of languages, it always e I first encountered Luttwak many years ago through a book he wrote about the grand strategy of the Roman Empire.
Not as good as his first magnum opus, Coup d’etat.
Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace by Edward N. Luttwak
I first encountered Luttwak many years ago through a book he wrote about the grand strategy of the Roman Empire. Navy United vehicles victory vulnerable warfare. Recognize that every victory comes at a high enough cost that an immediate subsequent defeat is possible. In this work he writes a compelling plucky little book on a number of strategic concepts and the nature of strategy overall.
Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace
PaperbackEnlarged, Revisedpages. The b Edward Luttwak has an incredibly ability to rock the strategic Casbah. The analogy would be keeping a dying person on life support and in pain for months and years on end. Having participated in its planning, Luttwak warr the role of air power in the Gulf War, then detects the emergence of “post-heroic” war in Kosovo in an American war in which not a single American soldier was killed.
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Welcome to the world of a paradoxical logic, where war facilitates peace by destroying state’s means to engage in a conflict and peace breeds war by making the state powerful and daring enough to resort to brute force. It can appear between different levels of war, when the right tactical decision may result i Welcome to the world of a paradoxical logic, where war facilitates peace by destroying state’s means to engage in a conflict and peace breeds war by making the state powerful and daring enough to resort to brute force.
He has nothing but scorn for UN “blue helmets” who are both under-trained and underpaid, have no incentive to risk their lives in order to fulfill their mission and who are often on the take to supplement their salaries. Edward Nicolae Luttwak is a military strategist, political scientist, and historian who has published works on military strategy, history, and international relations. Strategy is an ever-present condition whenever there are relations between nations, whether friendly or hostile.
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War is arguably the greatest tragedy of our species; it is the uniform event that diverse cultures use to punctuate their courses of history. The Logic of War and Peace, is one of the most studied and influential on the subject. It is by far one of the best general introductions to the different levels of warfare: Citing examples from ancient Rome to our own days, from Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor down to minor combat affrays, from the strategy of peace to the latest operational methods of war, this book by one of the world’s foremost authorities reveals the ultimate logic of military failure and success, of war and peace.
France’s determination to construct a fortification line to decrease the number of casualties in a potential lutwak with Germany was more than understandable, yet it persuaded German forces to invade France from Belgium. It is a survey of how wars are won and lost, and Luttwak manages to draw essential lessons out of every example, all the while peppering the work with his own dry, Clauswitz-ian wit.
The book is an excellent read. In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics. Luttwak presents as a central thesis that all anc and peace is paradoxical.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. It can appear when more advanced technology yields a worse result because it discourages the enemy.