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An creation to Strategic experiences addresses the various significant questions that govern either diplomacy and human survival. This publication offers a accomplished advent to the middle options of latest strategic pondering. It argues that strategic experiences is ready the effect of army expertise on family among states, and that its specialized contribution should always be noticeable in the broader context of overseas monetary and political relations.

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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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