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The Art of Military Coercion: Why the West's Military Superiority Scarcely Matters
by Rob de Wijk
Amsterdam University Press, 2014
Paper: 978-90-8964-674-3 | eISBN: 978-90-485-1941-5
Library of Congress Classification U21.2.W486 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 355.02

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The United States spends more on its military than the rest of the world combined. And Western nations in general spend far more than developing nations around the globe. Yet when Western nations have found themselves in conflicts in recent decades, their performance has been mixed at best. In his fully updated new edition of The Art of Military Coercion, Rob de Wijk presents a theory on the use of force. He argues that the key is a failure to use force decisively, to properly understand the dynamics of conflict and balance means and ends. Without that ability, superiority of dollars, numbers, and weaponry won't necessarily translate to victory.
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