- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: August 2021
- Print publication year: 2021
- Online ISBN: 9781108946902
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108946902
Many of war's lethal failures are attributable to ignorance caused by a dearth of contemporary, accessible theory to inform warfighting, strategy, and policy. To remedy this problem, Colonel Geoffrey F. Weiss offers an ambitious new survey of war's nature, character, and future in the tradition of Sun Tzu and Clausewitz. He begins by melding philosophical and military concepts to reveal war's origins and to analyze war theory's foundational ideas. Then, leveraging science, philosophy, and the wisdom of war's master theorists, Colonel Weiss presents a genuinely original framework and lexicon that characterizes and clarifies the relationships between humanity, politics, strategy, and combat; explains how and why war changes form; offers a methodology for forecasting future war; and ponders the permanence of war as a human activity. The New Art of War is an indispensable guide for understanding human conflict that will change how we think and communicate about war.
H.R. McMaster - author of Dereliction of Duty and Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World
Lieutenant General (ret.) David Deptula - Dean of the Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Studies
Cynthia Watson - Dean of the National War College, National Defense University
W. Michael Guillot - Editor of Strategic Studies Quarterly
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