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Strategy and Grand Strategy: What Students and Practitioners Need to Know

Author: Dr Tami Davis Biddle In this monograph, Dr. Tami Davis Biddle examines why it is so difficult to devise, implement, and sustain sound strategies and grand strategies. Her analysis begins with an examination of the meaning of the term “strategy” and a history of the ways that political actors have sought to employ strategies …

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The Political-Military Rivalry for Operational Control in U.S. Military Actions: A Soldier’s Perspective

Author: COL Lloyd J Matthews The author presents a soldier’s perspective of the operational implications of instant access to the battlefield by civilian leaders in Washington. It also suggests steps that might be taken to assure constructive collaboration between military and civil authorities, leaving each group to make its own essential contribution to success in …

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