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"War is the most important thing in the world," writes Martin van Creveld, military historian and author of the monumental work, <em>The Rise and Decline of the State</em>. The survival of every country, government, and individual is ultimately dependent on war - or the ability to wage it in self-defense. That is why, though it may come but once in a hundred years, every country must be prepared every day.
In spite of the centrality of war to human history and culture, there has long been no modern attempt to provide a replacement for the classics on war and strategy: Sun Tzu's <em>The Art of War</em>, dating from the 5th or 6th century BC, and Carl von Clausewitz's <em>On War</em>, written in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.
What is needed is a modern, comprehensive, easy to read and understand theory of war for the 21st century that could serve as a replacement for these classic texts. The purpose of the present book is to provide such a theory.
publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2017)
isbn: 0198788177, 978-0198788171,
weight: 14.1 ounces (