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Phillip S. Meilinger

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178899

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.001.0001

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The Emergence of a Paradigm

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Thoughts on War

Phillip S. Meilinger

University Press of Kentucky

The final chapter is an overview of the entire book, which leads to a new paradigm of war. Starting with a past overemphasis on bloody battle inherited from Clausewitz, it then proceeds through discussions of various methods to avoid such battles, to capitalize on speed and surprise, to reflect individual service and national cultures, and to capitalize on new technologies and doctrines. These varied factors suggest alternatives that emphasize the importance of speed, surprise, precision, and the limitation of risk.

Keywords:   Carl von Clausewitz, decisive battle, special operations forces, airpower, air targeting, drone warfare, Iraq, Afghanistan, ISIS, indigenous forces, military intelligence

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