Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War

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Rejecting accepted theories for unexpected military disasters, the authors brilliantly analyze disasters of great magnitude. They assert that military misfortune turns not on individual or collective failure but is rooted in the nature of the complex interconnections between men, systems, and organizations.

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"Cohen and Gooch have done their job well. They have mastered their sources, used considerable imagination...the book is well-written and sound in judgment." -- Caspar Weinberger, "The Wall Street Journal"

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Eliot Cohen is Professor and Director of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University, a former Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University and Visiting Associate Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. He is the author of MILITARY MISFORTUNES (Random House).

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