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The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy, Hal Brands

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The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy
Title
The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy
Statement of responsibility
Hal Brands
Title variation
External research associates program monograph
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is "grand strategy," and why is it seemingly so important and so difficult? This monograph explores the concept of grand strategy as it has developed over the past several decades. It explains why the concept is so ubiquitous in discussions of present-day foreign policy, examines why American officials often find the formulation of a successful grand strategy to be such an exacting task, and explores the ways in which having a grand strategy can be both useful and problematic. It illustrates these points via an analysis of two key periods in modern American grand strategy -- the Truman years at the outset of the Cold War, and the Nixon-Kissinger years in the late 1960s and 1970s -- and provides several suggestions for how U.S. officials might approach the challenges of grand strategy in the 21st century
Additional physical form
Also available online in PDF format from Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
Cataloging source
AWC
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1983-
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Brands, Hal
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
U413.A66
LC item number
B73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Army War College (U.S.)
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  • Strategy
  • Strategy
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategic planning
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • International relations
  • Military policy
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategy
  • United States
Label
The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy, Hal Brands
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Format not distributed to depository libraries
  • "August 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-67)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Understanding grand strategy. Why is grand strategy so important? -- Why is grand strategy so difficult? -- Truman and the "golden age" -- The heroic statesman : grand strategy in the Kissinger years -- Implications : grand strategy as a national endeavor. There is no good alternative to grand strategy -- Start with first principles -- Think of grand strategy as a process, not an unalterable blueprint -- Bring planners and operators together -- Embrace the democratic messiness of grand strategy -- Keep expectations realistic
Control code
810178150
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 67 pages
Isbn
9781584875437
Lccn
2013414337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)810178150
Label
The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy, Hal Brands
Publication
Note
  • Format not distributed to depository libraries
  • "August 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-67)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Understanding grand strategy. Why is grand strategy so important? -- Why is grand strategy so difficult? -- Truman and the "golden age" -- The heroic statesman : grand strategy in the Kissinger years -- Implications : grand strategy as a national endeavor. There is no good alternative to grand strategy -- Start with first principles -- Think of grand strategy as a process, not an unalterable blueprint -- Bring planners and operators together -- Embrace the democratic messiness of grand strategy -- Keep expectations realistic
Control code
810178150
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 67 pages
Isbn
9781584875437
Lccn
2013414337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)810178150

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