- ARRSE Rating
- 5.00 star(s)
This work is an attempt to put winning into a military and political perspective by the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, (CHACR) “Independent think tank of the British Army” . Matthias Strohn is the Head of the Historical Analysis Programme and the conclusion by Andrew Sharpe, Director. This is CHACR$’s attempt to build on the work of long dead Karl.
Hugh Strachen’s introduction takes no prisoners in its critical review of British defence policy. The book includes essays from a pantheon of historians and military experts about how different societies at different times have seen winning in war. In between the introduction and conclusion are chapters written on what winning war has meant since antiquity and for a range of perspectives such as China, Russia, Bashir Assad or the IRA.
There is a lot of good thinking in this work and much which is thought provoking. Relatively jargon free, but a lot of things to absorb. Plenty of useful concepts for stirring up stuff in discussion on international affairs and military history.
No pictures lots of words.