Limited war and American defense policy [by] Seymour J. Deitchman.


Cambridge, M.I.T. Press [1964] .

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Subjects Limited war.
Military policy.
United States -- Military policy.
United States.
Description x, 273 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
Notes Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 255-265).
Contents Introduction: The problem we face -- Part I: Military means for political ends -- Twenty years of limited war: Theory and practice -- Something new: Unconventional warfare as a strategic weapon -- Nuclear weapons, limited war, and Europe -- The future: What kinds of limited war? -- Part II: The military background -- The forces available -- Where they fight: The environment -- How they fight: The battlefield -- The logic of multifarious requirements -- Part III: The problems of planning -- The planning process -- Resource allocation: Levels of decision and constraint -- The impact of technology -- Part IV: The structure of the regular forces -- Introductory note -- Battlefield ballistic missiles -- Battlefield mobility: By land or by air? -- Tactical air warfare: Some critical problems -- Communications, command, and control -- Getting there: Strategic response -- Part V: Unconventional warfare -- some special problems -- Introductory note -- Working with allies -- Force ratios and organization -- Military assistance and specialization -- The human problems of unconventional war -- Who's in charge? -- What about a turnabout? -- Legality and morality -- Conclusion: Where do we stand?
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)570321
(OCoLC)ocm00570321
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Deitchman, Seymour J.
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