The Utility of Force

The Art of War in the Modern World


From a highly decorated general, a brilliant new way of understanding war and its role in the twenty-first century.
Drawing on his vast experience as a commander during the first Gulf War, and in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland, General Rupert Smith gives us a probing analysis of modern war. He demonstrates why today's conflicts must be understood as intertwined political and military events, and makes clear why the current model of total war has failed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other recent campaigns. Smith offers a compelling contemporary vision for how to secure our world and the consequences of ignoring the new, shifting face of war.

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General Sir Rupert Smith is one of the most senior international practitioners in the use of force. In his forty year career in the British Army he commanded the UK Armoured Division in the 1990-91 Gulf War, was GOC Northern Ireland, commanded the UN forces in Bosnia in 1995, and served as Deputy Commander of NATO. All of this experience informs his book. He retired in 2002.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 448
Erscheinungsdatum 07.09.2006
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-102044-0
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,6/12,9/2,7 cm
Gewicht 326 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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