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Nothing Less Than Victory: Decisive Wars and the Lessons of History

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The goal of war is to defeat the enemy's will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue. "Nothing Less than Victory" provocatively shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate. Taking an ambitious and sweeping look at s

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Hardcover, 354 pages
Published February 18th 2010 by Princeton University Press (first published 2010)
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Russ
Sep 08, 2012 Russ rated it it was amazing
I great look at wars, and how they were conducted, throughout history, and how the proper ideas and actions can result in triumph. With the United States currently in a war that seems to have no end, "Nothing Less than Victory" makes good reading for those interesting in how certain actions can prolong war and/or result in defeat, and how other actions have resulted in decisive victory against an aggressor.
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This is a philosophically integrated, compelling, moral, grand-scale vision of and for the ages that (like most of today's best books) will likely have its greatest impact in the distant future.
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This book is exceptionally well written and reasoned. Lewis leads the reader to understand the fundamental causal factors of war, and what is required for war to turn into a lasting peace.
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