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The Victory At Sea
by William Sowden Sims - John Murray , 1920
An authoritative, summarized accounting with illustrations and maps of U.S. naval operations during the First World War. It is a 'must' for any naval historian, research scholar, coalition military tactician, including naval learning centers.
Selection and Use of Strategic Air Bases
by Albert Wohlstetter, et al. - RAND Corporation , 1954
An examination of the critical factors in strategic-base selection and an application of this analysis. The factors considered are the distances from bases to targets, to favorable entry points into enemy defenses, and to the source of base supply.
Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter
by R. Zarate, H. D. Sokolski - Strategic Studies Institute , 2009
The book demonstrates not only the historical importance, but also the continuing relevance of the Wohlstetters' work in national security strategy and nuclear policy. Over twenty of Albert and Roberta's most influential writings are available.
The Battle Behind the Wire: U.S. Prisoner and Detainee Operations from World War II to Iraq
by Cheryl Benard, et al. - Rand Publishing , 2011
Determining how to gain knowledge from, hold, question, and release captured adversaries can be an important component of military strategy. This monograph finds parallels in U.S. prisoner operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq.
The Compleat Strategyst: Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy
by John D. Williams - RAND Corporation , 2007
When this book was originally published in 1954, game theory was an esoteric and mysterious subject. Its popularity today can be traced at least in part to this book, which popularized the subject for amateurs and professionals throughout the world.
Strategy in the Missile Age
by Bernard Brodie - RAND Corporation , 2007
The book was written during the dawn of the nuclear age, when the advent of intercontinental ballistic missiles necessitated a massive rethinking of military strategy and power. Originally published in 1959, it retains ample relevance today.
Some principles of maritime strategy
by Julian Stafford Corbett - Naval & Military Press , 2003
The book covers the theory of naval war, command of the sea, the constitution of fleets, concentration and dispersal of force, typical forms of naval operations, methods of securing and disputing command, methods of exercising command, and more.
The Strategy of Indirect Approach
by B.H. Liddell Hart - Faber and Faber Ltd. , 1929
The new edition of the strategy of indirect approach first written in 1929. In the years following its publication, World War II has provided further examples of the superiority of the indirect over the direct approach.