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ISBN: 0891417133

ISBN13: 9780891417132

The Principles of War for the Information Age

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The crisis is upon us: We have no viable doctrine for tomorrow's wars. Now that the world has entered the information age, principles that have served to enlighten the art of war no longer work. Born of agrarian times and honed during the industrial age, the classical principles of war are, in large part, hopelessly outdated. Radical change is needed now. The Principles of War for the Information Age provides a prescription for this change.

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One of the best military thinkers today

This book is one of the best strategy books I've read lately. His ideas are really thought provoking. The only negative thing I have to say about this is that in one or two chapters he tends to talk about weapon systems or military ideas that really only make sense to a american general. But overall it is a masterpiece. I wish that his Fighting by minutes will be released again for a better price. And I wish that he writes a new book soon.

A thought-provoking discussion of modern warfare principles.

What are the new ethical and military principles for fighting a war using today's modern machinery and equipment? Principles of War for the Information Age provides a thought-provoking discussion of modern warfare and the new principles of such battle, discussing implications of precision warfare, objectives in war, and civilian and military concerns alike.

Army New thinking is better than old false thinking

LTC Leonhard is a brilliant tactician who examines the past, the present and the future simultaneously--a coup d-oeil---creating an understanding of everything far better than cowardly copying the Germans or someone else. He takes what he knows to be true as a current U.S. Army battlefield Commander and applies this experience to fresh thinking far better than any arm-chair wannabe who praises another service that has not done its homework and thought very deep about the issues, but is deep in platitudes. The 9 Principles of war (MOOSE MUSS) as we remember them are actually derived from Clausewitz if another reviewer had his wits about him. They are a guide to thinking no more divinely inspired as the writings of Big Al or the wannabe tacticians of America's sea-based posturers. LTC Leonhard is one of America's and the Army's best and brightest thinker-warriors who refuses to succomb to the platitudes of the past or the present Germanophiles, who omit in their discussions that maneuverism died in the fortress cities of Tobruk, Stalingrad, Bastogne when it met the defense-in-depth fueled by a nation at total war. We need new thinking not new wine in old wine bottles! Good work, Sir!

Refreshing & Intelligent Study in Conflict

Building on his first two works, Leonhard proposes a new, systematic means of understanding conflict. It is Military in nature, but the framkework has widespread application. Conflict is conflict -- be it on the battlefield or in the marketplace. This is not a blood-and-guts story; rather it is a framework for developing and evaluating strategies in their most fundamental forms. He blends his own combat experience with a comprehensive understanding of history. He dares the reader to be so progressive. Leonhard's style is forward, bold, and entertaining. Enjoy.

A soldier strategist rewrites the Principles of War!

What is the key to future victory in war? How should the United States wage war in the 21st Century? The publication of this book couldn't have been better timed. Leonhard's excellent investigation of the Principles of War offers a valuable resource for any professional involved in a serious study of the defense of the Nation. Leonhard challenges the conventional military wisdom of the day and provides an alternative argument that is right on target. Leonhard argues convincingly that the old rules of war are outdated and must be replaced. He explains a theory of war that makes sense for today and tomorrow. If you care about the course of military affairs in the 21st Century, if you are looking for answers to today's military and foreign policy issues, then you must read this book.
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