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Strategy and grand strategy : what students and practitioners need to know / Tami Davis Biddle.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 80 pages).
  • Publisher: Carlisle Barracks, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2015.

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General Note:
"December 2015."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-80).
Formatted Contents Note:
Words and meanings -- Strategy and the international system -- Strategy in history. A revolution in war and strategy -- Strategy and grand strategy in the war-torn 20th century -- The challenges of devising and implementing strategy and grand strategy. Are better outcomes possible?
Summary, etc.:
"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 and grand strategies to achieve their desired political aims. She examines the reasons why the logic undergirding strategy is often lacking and why challenges of implementation (including bureaucratic politics, unforeseen events, civil-military tensions, and domestic pressures) complicate and undermine desired outcomes. This clear-headed critique, built on a broad base of literature (historical and modern; academic and policy-oriented), will serve as a valuable guide to students and policymakers alike as they seek to navigate their way through the unavoidable challenges -- and inevitable twists and turns -- inherent in the development and implementation of strategy"--Publisher's web site.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed January 14, 2016).
Subject: Strategy.
International relations
Civil-military relations

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