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I realized rather a lot whereas analyzing this e-book, and nonetheless return to it regularly. This booklet is a wonderful reference advisor, I hugely suggest it.

The writer does an excellent activity of outlining the ancient importance of every conflict with concise, but particular descriptions. The illustrations are spare, yet sufficient. My basically grievance: the writer does destroy the finishing by way of naming the victor initially, instead of the tip of every conflict. A good positioned thumb whereas interpreting each one description will therapy this problem.

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1975, ch. 2). Before the nuclear age, strategic thinking was about how to fight and win wars. Strategists from classical times, like Sun Tzu and Thucydides, through the major military writers of the nineteenth century, Jomini, Clausewitz, and Mahan, to the military theorists of mechanized warfare in the 1920s and 1930s like Fuller, Liddell Hart, Doubet, Trenchard and Mitchell, all concerned themselves with the art of fighting. This tradition continues into the nuclear age among professional military strategists almost everywhere.

That cast of mind is encouraged by the illdisciplined use of terms like 'the arms race' to describe the process of continuous improvements in weaponry, and 'militarism' to infer the dominating influence of military interests on the rest of society. There is, indeed, an important element of truth in the idea that a definable military sector exists in society, as will be seen in Chapter 7. A full understanding of military technology must nevertheless acknowledge the extensive and fundamental links that connect it to technology in the civil sector.

245). Such capabilities can provide powerful reassurance against the sort of surprise attacks that Hitler was able to launch against the Soviet Union, and Japan against the United States, as recently as 1941. Satellites have also created a revolution in navigation by enabling ships to determine their location to within a few metres. By using such precision, ballistic missile submarines can target their missiles with much greater accuracy than was previously possible. 26 Military Technology and Strategy Only the deep oceans have successfully resisted effective penetration by detection technology.

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