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The Political Level

  • Robert Neild

Abstract

That war should be subordinate to politics is a principle from which strategic analysis starts and from which it must never depart. From it flows the definition of strategy as the study of a means of achieving political ends, as an art, a know-how.

Keywords

Nuclear Weapon Classical Setting Military Force Political Level Force Structure 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    Bernard Brodie, The Absolute Weapon: Atomic Power and World Order ( New York: Harcourt Brace, 1946 ) p. 76.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    B.H. Liddell Hart, History of the First World War ( London: Pan Books, 1972 ) p. 22.Google Scholar
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    For a western definition of doctrine and discussion of its meaning, see Barry R. Posen, The Sources of Military Doctrine: France, Britain and Germany Between the Wars ( Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1984 ).Google Scholar
  4. 5.
    Alexei Arbatov, ‘Military Doctrines’, Chapter 11, Disarmament and Security, 1987 Yearbook (Moscow, USSR: Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1988 ) p. 201;Google Scholar
  5. 2.
    and Christopher N. Donnelly, ‘Soviet Approaches to Arms Control, Bulletin of the Council for Arms Control, No. 41 (December 1988) ( Oxford: Brassey’s).Google Scholar

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© Robert Neild 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Neild
    • 1
  1. 1.CambridgeUK

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