Accession Number:

ADA255111

Title:

A Short History of War: The Evolution of Warfare and Weapons. Professional Readings in Military Strategy Number 5

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

A Short History of War offers the reader a brief, but relatively comprehensive overview of the forces that have shaped the development of armies, weapons, and war throughout the ages. Its broad thematic approach conveys that sens of historical context within which soldiers have had to act over the millennia. The reader will immediately recognize that there is little ne the current debates over force structure, weapons, tactics, and operational skills that has not gone before. The reader will also realize that those nations that did not accurately understand the context in which they carried out their policies paid a terrible price for their ignorance. The risk of similar mistakes is just as great today, and the price to be paid for ignorance often much higher. This book conveys a central lesson, drawn from history, for all modern warriors if the soldier of the present is to deal with the challenges of the future, his first task is to relearn and understand the past. history of war armies weapons evolution of warfare technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE