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21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the by Benjamin Armstrong

By Benjamin Armstrong

Alfred Thayer Mahan’s The impact of Seapower upon heritage is celebrated to scholars of naval background and technique, yet his different writings are usually disregarded as inappropriate to today’s difficulties. This number of 5 of Mahan’s essays, in addition to Benjamin Armstrong’s informative introductions, illustrates why Mahan’s paintings continues to be suitable to the twenty first century and the way it may possibly aid improve our strategic pondering. humans misunderstand Mahan, the editor argues, simply because they've got learn purely what others say approximately him, now not what Mahan wrote himself. Armstrong’s research is derived at once from Mahan’s personal writings. From the demanding situations of bureaucratic association and the pit falls of employees responsibility, to the improvement of world technique and fleet composition, to illustrations of powerful strive against management, Armstrong demonstrates that Mahan’s rules proceed to supply today’s readers with an exceptional origin to deal with the demanding situations of a speedily globalizing world.

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