Angola, Clausewitz, and the American Way of War

Angola, Clausewitz, and the American Way of War Author John S. McCain IV
ISBN-10 1539161056
ISBN-13 9781539161059
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 116
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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For over twenty years the South African Border War was fought to counter the influence of Marxism Leninism and to maintain control of Namibia The South African people relied on cultural tools and adaptive strategies to protect their own interests John S McCain IV isnt interested in taking sides on this issue instead he analyzes the militarys tactics operational effectiveness and strategy Angola Clausewitz and the American Way of War explores the concept of strategy making in war within the context of the South African Border War It describes the danger of leaning on middle range theories over general theories and of starting the decision making process in the middle rather than at the top Wars should not be forced into a type as one thing or anotherand then assumed to be all the same based on that type Each individual war should be seen for what it is unique and those in charge should be prepared to make changes and reevaluate every step of the way to account for all the moving pieces and the realities on the ground In the same vein as The Direction of War by Hew Strachan McCain recognizes that US wars since 9 11 have been poorly strategized This heavily researched volume challenges traditional approaches to conflict and suggests ways they could be improved

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