Perspectives on the American Way of War: The U.S. Experience in Irregular Conflict

1st Edition

Thomas A. Marks, Kirklin J. Bateman

Routledge
November 18, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 268 Pages
ISBN 9780367406882 - CAT# 334290

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Summary

Perspectives on the American Way of War examines salient cases of American experience in irregular warfare, focusing upon the post-World War II era.

This book asks why recent misfires have emerged in American involvement in irregular warfare despite taking place within an institutional, professional, and academic context which regularly produces evidence that, in fact, there is no lack of understanding of both irregular challenges and correct responses. Expert contributors explore the reasoning behind the failure to achieve victory, however defined, and argue that what security professionals have failed to fully recognize, even today, is that at issue is not warfare suffused with politics but rather the very opposite, politics suffused with warfare.

Perspectives on the American Way of War will be of great interest so scholars of war and conflict studies, strategic and military studies, insurgency and counterinsurgency, and terrorism & counterterrorism. The book originally published as a special issue of Small Wars & Insurgencies.

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