The Resource The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy, Hal Brands, (electronic resource)

The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy, Hal Brands, (electronic resource)

Label
The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy
Title
The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy
Statement of responsibility
Hal Brands
Title variation
At head of title: External research associates program monograph
Creator
Contributor
Subject
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
Cataloging source
AWC
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1983-
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Brands, Hal
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
Label
The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy, Hal Brands, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"August 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-67)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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
809181544
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 67 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The promise and pitfalls of grand strategy, Hal Brands, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"August 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-67)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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
809181544
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 67 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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