The United States Marine Corps is the largest such force on the planet, and yet it is the smallest, most elite section of the U.S. military, one with a long and storied history. Here, in the most current version of the manual used by the Corps itself, is an introduction to the fundamental nature of military strategy.
. the nature of politics and war
. strategic constants and norms
. adapting ends to means, and vice versa
. defensive and offensive strategies
. evaluating opposing strategies
. strategy-making pitfalls
. and more.
Military buffs, war-gamers, and anyone seeking to understand the increasingly complicated global stage will find this a fascinating and informative document.