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Why do humans go to war? What influences the way that humans make war? How do humans prepare for war? What lessons can be learnt from past wars? These and more are questions that we explore here.


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On Operations A Review

(Disclaimer: Naval Institute Press provided me with a review copy of On Operations by B.A. Friedman) „What are the levels of war, and why are they important?” was one of the first questions I asked Weiterlesen…

The Other Face of Battle

(Full Disclosure: Oxford University Press provided me with a review copy of The Other Face of Battle in Ebook format) For historical sciences, the cultural turn in social sciences signified the final stage of a Weiterlesen…