The Gates of War, Just Not of Victory

Worth a read…

Defence-In-Depth

Michael C. Davies

Among the more interesting aspects of the debates over victory in war is that most scholars, when discussing the topic, assert that it stands amongst the most “misunderstood” aspects of modern war and warfare. They will contend that “little attention” has been paid to it, or that there has been a “paucity” of efforts to understand it or a specific element of it, and so on. In fact, the most common element of the study of victory might be that no one knows what it means, let alone how to achieve it. Considering the lack of victory parades of the last decades, it is a point worth considering.

While reading former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates’ new book, Exercise in Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World, one paragraph immediately…

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