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The Resource Military realism : the logic and limits of force and innovation in the US Army, Peter Campbell

Military realism : the logic and limits of force and innovation in the US Army, Peter Campbell

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Military realism : the logic and limits of force and innovation in the US Army
Title
Military realism
Title remainder
the logic and limits of force and innovation in the US Army
Statement of responsibility
Peter Campbell
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Language
eng
Summary
"After the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army considered counterinsurgency (COIN) a mistake to be avoided. Many found it surprising, then, when setbacks in recent conflicts led the same army to adopt a COIN doctrine. Scholarly debates have primarily employed existing theories of military bureaucracy or culture to explain the army's re-embrace of COIN, but Peter Campbell advances a unique argument centering on military realism to explain the complex evolution of army doctrinal thinking from 1960 to 2008. In five case studies of U.S. Army doctrine, Campbell pits military realism against bureaucratic and cultural perspectives in three key areas--nuclear versus conventional warfare, preferences for offense versus defense, and COIN missions--and finds that the army has been more doctrinally flexible than those perspectives would predict. He demonstrates that decision makers, while vowing in the wake of Vietnam to avoid COIN missions, nonetheless found themselves adapting to the geopolitical realities of fighting "low intensity" conflicts. In essence, he demonstrates that pragmatism has won out over dogmatism. At a time when American policymakers remain similarly conflicted about future defense strategies, Campbell's work will undoubtedly shape and guide the debate"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, Peter P
Dewey number
355/.03357309045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.C234 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The American military experience series
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  • United States
  • Military doctrine
  • Military doctrine
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Military doctrine
  • Military policy
  • United States
Label
Military realism : the logic and limits of force and innovation in the US Army, Peter Campbell
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Military Realism -- Flexible Response, the Nuclear Battlefield, and Counterinsurgency: Kennedy and Army Doctrine in the 1960s -- Army Doctrine in the Shadow of Vietnam: Field Manual 100-5, Operations, 1968 -- From Active Defense to AirLand Battle: The Cold War Doctrine of the '70s and '80s -- The Power Projection Army: Doctrine in the Post-Cold War Era until the Eve of September 11 -- Transforming under Fire: The Global War on Terror, Counterinsurgency, Iraq, and Operations 2008
Control code
1073037587
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 374 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826274267
Lccn
2018055464
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1073037587
Label
Military realism : the logic and limits of force and innovation in the US Army, Peter Campbell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Military Realism -- Flexible Response, the Nuclear Battlefield, and Counterinsurgency: Kennedy and Army Doctrine in the 1960s -- Army Doctrine in the Shadow of Vietnam: Field Manual 100-5, Operations, 1968 -- From Active Defense to AirLand Battle: The Cold War Doctrine of the '70s and '80s -- The Power Projection Army: Doctrine in the Post-Cold War Era until the Eve of September 11 -- Transforming under Fire: The Global War on Terror, Counterinsurgency, Iraq, and Operations 2008
Control code
1073037587
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 374 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826274267
Lccn
2018055464
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1073037587

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