International Conflict: Logic and Evidence is based on the premise that proper understanding of international conflict - a necessary prerequisite for achieving peace - can come only from logic and evidence, not from opinion and anecdote. This groundbreaking book introduces students to international conflict's key theories and empirical research. Throughout the text, author Stephen L. Quackenbush gives examples that enable readers to see the theory in real-world events, and provides the data from the most recent research. Covering the entire process of interstate war, from causes of conflict to escalation, conduct, resolution, and recurrence, the book provides readers with a fascinating, thorough study that will help them understand how international conflict works.

Chapter 10: Military Doctrine and Strategy

Military Doctrine and Strategy

Military doctrine and strategy

Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower discusses D-Day plans with key leaders with the aid of a giant map at his London Headquarters on 1 February 1944. D-Day was one of the largest and most complex strategic operations in military history.

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To this point, we have examined many different causes of international conflict as well as the escalation of disputes to war. The process of war, however, does not end when war begins and so we now turn to the evolution of war itself. Looking at the conduct of war necessarily involves a closer look at military matters than we have engaged in to this point. ...

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