Title: The Art of Military Coercion
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
A convincing argument as to why the West's military superiority scarcely matters, looking at the lack of decisive use of force in critical situations. Num Pages: 328 pages, 0 black and white; 8 full color. BIC Classification: JPA; JWLP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 237 x 156 x 24. Weight in Grams: 478. . 2015. New edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9789089646743
Synopsis: The United States spends more on its military than the rest of the world combined, and Western nations in general spend far more than developing nations around the globe. Yet when Western nations have found themselves in conflicts in recent decades, their military performance has been mixed at best. In this fully updated new edition of The Art of Military Coercion, Rob de Wijk explains this discrepancy through a theory on the use of force. He argues that the key is a failure to use force decisively and to understand properly the dynamics of conflict and balance, means and ends. Without that ability, even a superiority of dollars, numbers, and weaponry will not necessarily translate to victory.
About the Author: Rob de Wijk is director of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, chairman of the Dutch National Security Think Tank, and professor of international relations at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
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