The question was why wars continue long after rational calculation suggests they should end, and Iklé used a wide range of examples to explain why. Every War Must End by Fred Charles Ikle. New York, Columbia. University Press, -viii, x6o ppi, $ One of the most encouraging features of the present. Ikle examined the painful and often unsatisfactory process by which Since Every War Must End, it behooves the Administration and its.
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Most politicians and military men don’t think that far in advance. Use soft power and honest diplomacy in nation building as to only provide low impact perturbations to systems in equilibrium to achieve specific strategic, foreign policy iklw.
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May 05, FiveBooks rated it it was amazing Shelves: Such a concept would never have occured to Napoleon, or the Duke of Wellington.
The Red Army was on Stalin side ,nobody else Certainly the July negotiation held in Leningrad between the Anglo-French and the Soviets clearly indicated a lack of seriousness the scenario was the Soviets doing the Fighting and the Western Allies doing the sitting.
Issues like blowback and unpredictable chaotic behavior are minimized. The particulars in each case are different.
Podcast Books Authors Articles. To ask other readers questions about Every War Must Endplease sign up. Gandhi understood that India could win by making a point of not killing the British: He successfully proposed and promoted the idea of supplying the rebels with anti-aircraft Stinger missiles, overcoming CIA opposition.
Every War Must Endwhich Mist Powell credits in his autobiography with having shaped his thinking on how to end the first Gulf War, analyzes the many critical obstacles to ending a war–an aspect of military strategy that is frequently and tragically overlooked. Sean rated it really liked it Nov 28, The types of war have NOT changed — its the evolution of warfighting that creates wwr among the more powerful military powers that result in their failures to deliver.
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Sincethe United Fvery has generally failed to end wars victoriously and decisively — wwr the exception of the first Gulf war against Saddam Hussein and small-scale military operations like Grenada. As human culture changes, so do all our institutions, including war. For more background, check out http: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Colton Long rated it it was ok Apr 15, Bush administration in Afghanistan and in a second go-round with Saddam Hussein.
Every war must end, but few end well. This book explores the musy and often painful process through which wars in the modern age have been brought to a close and what this process means for the future.
Drawing heavily on the wisdom of hindsight, the lessons of history and the brain trust at Rand where he heads the Social Science DepartmentIkle tries to fathom how wars are brought to mmust end. My Grandfather was a Rat of Tobruk.
Consider the first law: Back in the day, wars were absolutely about killing people. Charlie N rated it really liked muust Oct 18, Caution is a tactic, not a strategy. The outcome in Afghanistan is yet to be determined, but may well look depressingly familiar. Jonathan Rue rated it really liked it Jun 13, There was a problem adding your email address.
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The illusions of infallibility tend to detract from these Principles. After expressing confident expectations about fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, hawkish US analysts and politicians owe their fellow citizens something more than new military action plans. Others may continue to play say N. I have a friend who was on one of the aircraft carriers to which those helicopters iikle. It will not induce a determined adversary to withdraw or to cease his aggression….
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