Patrick M. Cronin's The Evolution of Strategic Thought: Classic Adelphi Papers PDF

By Patrick M. Cronin

ISBN-10: 0415459613

ISBN-13: 9780415459617

The Adelphi Papers monograph sequence is the foreign Institute for Strategic Studies' crucial contribution to policy-relevant, unique educational study. amassed at the social gathering of the Institute's fiftieth anniversary, the twelve Adelphi Papers during this quantity signify a number of the most interesting examples of writing on strategic matters.

They provide insights into the altering defense panorama of the previous half-century and glimpses of a few of the main major protection occasions and developments of our occasions, from the chilly conflict nuclear palms race, in the course of the oil hindrance of 1973, to the modern problem of uneven warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Conversely, the pace of British and French policy in Africa has had a profound effect on the position of Belgium and Portugal. American policy in Latin America – and not just the Cuban debacle – now increasingly affects the The Evolution of NATO 45 interests of her NATO allies there, just as her Asian and African policies interact upon theirs. At one of the focal points of the cold war the failure of France and the United States to co-ordinate their local policies in the successor states of Indo-China during the past seven years has not only harmed those two countries, but the West as a whole.

Because France is still heavily committed in Algeria, because British defence policy has not been readjusted from the disastrous misreading of the future which led her in 1957 to decide to return to a small volunteer army while increasing her nuclear forces, and because the dramatic economic growth of the rest of Europe has led to an acute manpower shortage in many countries, the main burden of increasing the flexibility of Western strategy and diplomacy is likely, for the next year or two, to fall principally on the United States which, for a number of reasons, can expand the size of her conventional forces more easily than her allies.

P. 6, p. 202 in this volume. , p. 8, pp. 204–5 in this volume. , p. 4, p. 199 in this volume. , p. 5, p. 201 in this volume. Pierre Hassner, Change and Security in Europe: Part II: In Search of a System, Adelphi Paper 49 (London: ISS, 1968), pp. 24–35, pp. 247–61 in this volume. , p. 35, p. 261 in this volume. Robert Moss, Urban Guerrilla Warfare, Adelphi Paper 79 (London: IISS, 1971), p. 1, p. 265 in this volume. Ibid. , p. 3, p. 269 in this volume. , p. 4, p. 269 in this volume. , p. 8, p. 275 in this volume.

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