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The evolution of American strategic doctrine

Paul H. Nitze and the Soviet challenge

by Steven L. Rearden

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Published by Westview Press, Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Boulder, [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Soviet Union,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Nitze, Paul H.,
    • National security -- United States.,
    • Arms control -- History -- 20th century.,
    • United States -- Military policy.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.,
    • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 81-87.

      StatementSteven L. Rearden.
      SeriesSAIS papers in international affairs ;, no. 4
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA23 .R28 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 131 p. ;
      Number of Pages131
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2870746M
      ISBN 100865318980
      LC Control Number84051608

      Filed under: World War, -- Aerial operations, British Airpower and Ground Armies: Essays on the Evolution of Anglo-American Air Doctrine, (Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, ), ed. by Daniel R. Mortensen (PDF with commentary at Air University Press).   MILITARY ORIGIN OF STRATEGY The term “strategy” is derived indirectly from the Classic and Byzantine ( A.D.) Greek “strategos,” which means “general.” While the term is credited to the Greeks, no Greek ever used the word. 5. The term strategy grew slowly from military strategy to business strategy or strategic management. The relationship between strategic concepts and doctrine and US strategic nuclear force development at the outset of the nuclear age was quite unambiguous. The Manhattan Project and the strikes against Hiroshima and Nagasaki proceeded unencumbered by the musing of any by: 3.


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Cited by: 5. In Iraq and the Evolution of American Strategy, he closely analyzes how the past two decades of America’s conflict with (and then within) Iraq reveals a crucial shortcoming for a global power to have: doing poorly at both strategy development and implementation.

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[Steven L Rearden]. While partly true, this view doesn’t do justice to the complex year struggle to formulate a strategic bombing doctrine and put it into practice.

In his book, Craig F. Morris explains how simplistic versions of the development of strategic bombing theory fall short of describing the actual events. The Origins of American Strategic Bombing Theory by Craig F. Morris. Naval Institute Presspp. Naval Institute Presspp.

Some form of strategic bombing is tightly woven into our military doctrine. Evolution demonstrating a change of kind has yet to be observed or repeated in a scientific environment. Therefore, it is a “hypothesis”. However, the supporters of evolution as fact are so determined to keep this labeled a “theory” that they are even willing to contradict their own accepted definition.

I count this as scientific hypocrisy. With a focus on the period tothis book identifies and analyzes the strategic context, conceptual framework, and historical evolution of Author: Jason R. Fritz. @article{osti_, title = {Evolution in strategic forces and doctrine}, author = {Canavan, G H}, abstractNote = {The era of the deterrence through the threat of retaliation is ending.

Strategic defense opens new options for deep reductions without loss of stability, which could be a guide for shifting from the residual forces from the offensive era into those appropriate for a multipolar.

In this way, strategic bombing was not the work of one man or the result of a natural progression. Instead, the complex interaction among air power theorists, technological changes, organizational dynamics, and political realities shaped the evolution and eventual ascension of strategic bombing as the air power doctrine of the United : Craig Morris.

When doctrine articulates that the purpose of operational art is the pursuit of strategic objectives, this concept is a derivative of Clausewitz’s theory.

Political rationale determines political and strategic objectives, which in turn frame military objectives. This notion is an important concept describing the nature of war itself—a.

The author could have also investigated more insightfully, in the face of the general failure of strategic bombing to crush civilian morale in the UK, Germany or Japan, why the doctrine of strategic bombing persists to this day.

Finally the book is filled with missed opportunities to connect the dots so to speak. In her book Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare: The Evolution of British and American Ideas about Strategic Bombing, (Princeton UP, ), Tami Davis Biddle explains how cognitive theory relates to military decision making.

Biddle believes that “All decision makers use cognitive processes to make sense of their complicated and. "Craig F. Morris explores the beginnings of American strategic bombing theory, why it changed over time, the factors that shaped that change, and how technology molded military doctrine.

This book provides a discussion of the American strategic bombing concept in a way that advances aviation history. This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction.

Since the birth of the People's Republic of China (PRC) inAmerican military strategy, foreign policy, and naval presence in East Asia, have all had a significant effect on the evolution of China's naval development, strategy, and maritime doctrine.

The Evolution of the US-Japan Alliance explores developments in the alliance between the US and Japan and analyzes the transformation of the Japanese security strategy from to It also describes the rise and the decline of Japanese pacifism and of the Yoshida Doctrine, the post war security strategy.

Tami Davis Biddle, Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare: The Evolution of British and American Ideas About Strategic Bombing, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ), 37, 45, Kershaw, Fateful Choices, Posen, Sources of Military Doctrine, Author: Michael Trimble. Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare book.

Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Evolution of British and American Ideas about Strategic Bombing, ” as Want to Read: Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare: The Evolution of British and American Ideas about Strategic Bombing, by/5.

The Evolution of U.s. Army Tactical Doctrine, Center of Military History United States, Combat Studies Combat Studies Institute, Robert A. Doughty No preview available -   Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare: The Evolution of British and American Ideas about Strategic Bombing, - Ebook written by Tami Davis Biddle.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare: The Evolution of British and American Ideas /5(2).

Moreover, this doctrine would lead to an understanding of strategic communication and how it should be used at the joint operational level. [7] In NATO terminology, StratCom is an integrative Author: Norberto Menendez. A major revision of our understanding of long-range bombing, this book examines how Anglo-American ideas about "strategic" bombing were formed and implemented.

It argues that ideas about bombing civilian targets rested on--and gained validity from--widespread but substantially erroneous assumptions about the nature of modern industrial societies and their vulnerability to aerial 5/5(1). Combining narrative with analysis, this book presents the first-ever comparative history of British and American strategic bombing from its origins through In examining the ideas and rhetoric on which strategic bombing depended, it offers critical insights into the validity and robustness of those ideas—not only as they applied to World Brand: Princeton University Press.

and strategies constitute the prevailing development doctrine for a given time period. A brief sequential discussion of the prevailing doctrine in each of the last five decades provides a useful way of capturing the evolution that development theories and strategies have undergone and of the changing role of aid.

A final section sums up and File Size: KB. In To Kill Nations, Edward Kaplan traces the evolution of American strategic airpower and preparation for nuclear war from this early air-atomic era to a later period (–) in which the Soviet Union’s atomic capability, accelerated by thermonuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, made American strategic assets vulnerable and gradually Cited by: 5.

Their book questions some fundamentals of the population-centric COIN doctrine currently in vogue and harshly criticizes key decisions about the prosecution of the Afghan war. It is the only book to compare the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan from a national strategic perspective.

Accordingly, research on the strategic management has evolved in several ways by interconnecting with different disciplines. Indeed, the view on the strategic management by a certain group of Author: Peter Mckiernan.

The paths of heaven: the evolution of airpower theory / by the School of Advanced Airpower Studies ; edited by Phillip S. Meilinger. Includes index. Air power. Air warfare—History. Meilinger, Phillip S., –. Air University (U.S.).

Air Command and Staff College. School of Advanced Airpower Studies. UGP29 Leavenworth Paper #1 is "The Evolution of U.S. Army Tactical Doctrine, ," by Major Robert A. Doughty. Topics under consideration for future issues of Leavenworth Papers include the American intervention in Lebanon inwinter warfare, the Nomonhan incident, and.

Military doctrine is the expression of how military forces contribute to campaigns, major operations, battles, and engagements.

It is a guide to action, rather than hard and fast rules. Doctrine provides a common frame of reference across the military. It helps standardize operations, facilitating readiness by establishing common ways of accomplishing military tasks. This prizewinning book is the first in-depth history of American strategic bombing.

Michael S. Sherry explores the growing appeal of air power in America before World War II, the ideas, techniques, personalities, and organizations that guided air attacks during the war, and the devastating effects of American and British “conventional” bombing.

doctrine, an outgrowth of these ideas, demonstrated tremendous influence throughout this period, and provides a touchstone for this analysis. Hence, the development, evolution and execution of American strategic bombing doctrine provide an appropriate chronological backbone for this investigation, but this study also requires the appropriate File Size: KB.

evolution. However, as teaching texts, they do not necessarily represent the most comprehensive or complete statements of strategic thinking. As the book was published, Chinese strategists were already thinking and writing about how to fight local, high-tech wars.

ByChinese strategists had already started to assess in great detailFile Size: 1MB. "Benjamin Jensen's book is a bold exploration of an important but under-analyzed topic: the evolution of U.S.

Army doctrine. He draws on both personal experience and far ranging research to trace the role of incubators and advocacy networks in doctrine development. @article{osti_, title = {Conventional nuclear strategy and the American doctrine of counterforce}, author = {David, C P}, abstractNote = {Debate over nuclear weapons still lingers and one cause of this trend, as suggested by this thesis, is the rise of conventional nuclear strategy or, in other words, the attempt by the US government to apply through the counterforce doctrine a.

The Evolution of NATO, – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was born at the outset of the Cold War, designed to meet three complementary objectives: deter Soviet expansionism, prevent the revival of nationalist militarism in Europe through a strong North American presence on the continent, and encourage European political integration.

This prizewinning book is the first in-depth history of American strategic bombing. Michael S. Sherry explores the growing appeal of air power in America before World War II, the ideas, techniques, personalities, and organizations that guided air attacks during the war, and the devastating effects of American and British "conventional" by: STRATEGIC THEORY FOR THE 21st CENTURY: THE LITTLE BOOK ON BIG STRATEGY Harry R.

Yarger February This publication is a work of the United States Government as defined in Ti United States Code, section As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Ti United States Code, Sectionit may not be File Size: KB.

Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, By Trent Hone At the risk of sycophancy, the core of Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the US Navy is a book which this reviewer once wanted to write. John Spencer, a major in the United States Army and scholar with the Modern War Institute at the United States Military Academy in West infantryman for the past 23 years, he has held the ranks of private to sergeant first class, and lieutenant to major while serving in ranger, airborne, light, and mechanized infantry views expressed in this article are those of the author.

The doctrine is analysed vertically, from top to bottom, in order to take into account the quite different and often conflicting logic prevailing on different levels of strategy, as pointed out by Edward N. Luttwak.3 To comprehend the doctrine in its entirety, it is necessary to examine all File Size: 1MB.

The book aims high, attempting to conduct a survey of all American military history and discern a unique American method of Although published originally inRussel F. Weigley's The American Way of War remains an incredibly important voice in that discussion.4/5.One wishes there was more time spent on strategy in ancient history and less about the corporate world.

Economic strategy seams like another book. There is some interesting discussion of game theory with the point that very little of it was used in US strategic doctrine in the nuclear age or cold war.

3 people found this helpful.This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. Since the birth of the People's Republic of China (PRC) inAmerican military strategy, foreign policy, and naval presence in East Asia, have all had a significant effect on the evolution of China's naval development, strategy, and maritime : Progressive Management.