Military Strategy Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Military Strategy
Critical comparison of books on military theory, policy strategy, political aspects. "Extended Deterrence & Prevention of War" by Paul Huth & "Sources of Military Doctrine" by Barry Posen.
# 11623 | 1,125 words | 2 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 19, 2003 in English (Analysis) , History (U.S. World Wars) , History (European - World Wars)


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"Evaluating Military Strategies: Posen vs. Huth
Good military theory is marked by four characteristics: 1) Clarity of Focus; 2) Operational Use of Definitions; 3) Thorough-ness; 4) Possibility for Generalized Application. In The Sources of Military Doctrine Barry Posen documents how military doctrine is shaped and how it effects grand strategy. In Extended Deterrence and the Prevention of War Paul Huth defines the political and military conditions under which a policy of extended deterrence is likely to succeed or fail. Posen's work is important for establishing a groundwork for the understanding of national security operations which he scrutinizes through the evaluation of French, British, and German national policy between the world wars. In contrast, Huth's study is more narrowly defined in its consideration of how the employment of deterrence..."

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