US Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom
Military Innovation and the New American War of War, 1973-2003
By (author) Robert R. Tomes
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US Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom by Robert R. Tomes
Book DescriptionUS Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom examines the thirty-year transformation in American military thought and defence strategy that spanned from 1973 through 2003. During these three decades, new technology and operational practices helped form what observers dubbed a 'Revolution in Military Affairs' in the 1990s and a 'New American Way of War' in the 2000s. Robert R. Tomes tells for the first time the story of how innovative approaches to solving battlefield challenges gave rise to non-nuclear strategic strike, the quest to apply information technology to offset Soviet military advantages, and the rise of 'decisive operations' in American military strategy. He details an innovation process that began in the shadow of Vietnam, matured in the 1980s as Pentagon planners sought an integrated nuclear-conventional deterrent, and culminated with battles fought during blinding sandstorms on the road to Baghdad in 2003. An important contribution to military innovation studies, the book also presents an innovation framework applicable to current defence transformation efforts. This book will be of much interest to students of strategic studies, US defence policy and US politics in general.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415770743
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert R. Tomes
US Defence Strategy from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Paperback (October 2006)
Presents an overview and assessment of the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA). This work details the thirty-year process that began in the aftermath of Vietnam, matured in the 1980s as Pentagon planners sought an integrated nuclear-conventional deterrent, and culminated with battles fought during sandstorms on the road to Baghdad in 2004.
Apocalypse Then, Paperback (June 2000)» View all books by Robert R. Tomes
An account of the impact of the Vietnam War on American intellectual life. Aiming to shed light on the demise of Cold War liberalism and the development of the New Left, the book examines the steady growth of a conservatism that used Vietnam and anti-war sentiment as a rallying point.
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