Military Strategy

A General Theory of Power Control
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Published:April 18, 2014

Because of his long experience with the formulation of military strategy in the United States, Admiral Wylie’s analyses and opinions are well worth the attention of military professionals, government leaders, newspaper editors, commentators and scholars. Because he has a freewheeling mind and is unhampered by orthodox military terms and the prevailing dogmas, his book will be of keen interest to laymen concerned about our nation’s welfare and future.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Strategy, Tactics, Operations
  • Paperback : 208 pages
  • Illustrations: 1 b/w photo
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 18, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1591149843
  • ISBN-13: 9781591149842
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.25 in
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  • “No military service can long remain effective without searching self-criticism and continuous re-examination of its own ideas. Wylie is a refreshingly outspoken individual, thoroughly at home on the bridge of a ship, but equally at home in the semantics of dialectical discussion. He has produced a simple but relevant little work in an attempt to promote order in the discussion of strategy. . . . To the traditional theories of strategy—the maritime theory, the air theory, the continental theory—Wylie adds the ‘Mao theory’ of wars of national liberation. . . . [This book is] easier to read and understand and basically sounder than the great majority of the involved and tortuous rationalizations of the academic strategists.” —New York Times Book Review

Rear Admiral Joseph Caldwell Wylie, Jr., USN was born March 3, 1911 and died on January 29, 1993 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

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