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  • Published: 29 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9780718196967
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480
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The Utility of Force

The Art of War in the Modern World




The Utility of Force is now the book which redefines the future of warfare.

Why do we try to use military force to solve our political problems? And why, when our forces win the military battles does this still fail to solve those problems? It is because the force lacks utility. From Iraq to the Balkans, and from Afghanistan to Chechneya, over the past fifteen years there has been a steady stream of military interventions that have not delivered on their promise for peace, or even political resolution. The Utility of Force explains this anomaly at the heart of our current international system.

  • Published: 29 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9780718196967
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480
Categories:

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Rupert Smith

Rupert Smith writes regularly on television and the arts for the Guardian, Radio Times and many other publications. He is the author of several books, including A Year at Kew and the novels I Must Confess and Fly on the Wall.

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