This planning was prudent. And I mean quickly—the day the mobs in Baghdad toppled the statues of Saddam Hussein. Q: How should that have been done? FCI: We should have demonstrated that our forces—having won the key military battles—were truly in command.
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Pearl Harbor "was one of the most successfully planned military operations in history. Yet this planning effort was similar to designing an elaborate and expensive bridge that reached only halfway across a river. Such a gap is perhaps excusable Finland vs. Soviet Union, , fight for national existence, hope for miracle 5 The other extreme to a fight for national survival is knowing for absolutely certain that you will definitely overpower a weaker nation and that no one will assist it.
Nasser, Civilians can be just as boneheaded as military men. So why do nations fight? Various institutions each have different objectives. The question of how these implements will serve to terminate future wars may be considered only in passing, since the means are desired for themselves. Hitler, for example, was unconcerned about how actually to fight U.
Fr in WWII. Which estimates to believe? Where and how do we escalate? More troops? More ships? New fronts? Five motives to limit war: 1 fear of counter-escalation or third party intervention Korea 2 expanding violence to intolerable levels A-H vs. Serbia, July-August 3 damage to our own countrymen and territory 4 internal dissension and cost 5 no desire to diminish strategic reserves all on p.
The decision was not reached lightly, the Germans did plenty of analysis, but that analysis was deeply flawed and "is highly instructive today" as a result. Their critical mistake was the assumption that Britain would bleed out in five months, before American, Dutch, or Danish entry could have any real effect. Finland and a separate peace from Germany against the Bear. But seamen mutiny. But does the value of courage also depend on what the acts of courage are aimed at?
He knew enough to call it quits, even at the loss of immense Russian territory, which he would later gain back. It intrudes into the formulation of war aims, it colors and even distorts military estimates, and it inhibits negotiation with the enemy.
Korea vs. WWII: "In conflicts that are predominantly civil wars, however, outcomes intermediate between victory and defeat are difficult to construct. Taylor, and so generals can always find ways to justify a fight when they want to do so. Deterrence, the case of Germany in the s "Those with power to start a war frequently come to discover that they lack the power to stop it.
An Interview with Fred Iklé
Ikle, Every War Must End
Every war must end
Fred Charles Ikle