Liddell Hart Looks at the Gulf War
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC
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In covering the assigned readings on Liddell Hart, I was struck by the extent to which recent Us strategy toward Iraq, on the battlefield and off, has tracked with Harts prescriptions, i.e., the indirect approach. For this reason, I propose below to review the recent conduct of our relations with Iraq against the framework of Harts writings with the aim of illuminating the extent to which the Administration utilized Harts principles to success. Using Harts distinction between grand strategy and strategy, and given the limitations of space, I have broken my analysis into two main parts application of US 1,grand strategy in advance of the commencement of hostilities, and Us strategy in the war. I have deliberately not included a discussion of the relationship of our grand strategy to the achievement of post- war aims, because this topic would constitute a separate paper all by itself. Please note that all quotes are from the Excerpts from Strategy assigned reading. I have provided page numbers in parenthesis.
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