Strategy - Grand Strategy Summary & Analysis

Basil Liddell Hart
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Grand Strategy Summary and Analysis

Between the tail end of the preceding chapter and this one, the author comes forward as very much a war strategy theorist. He informs the readers that he began this great personal task as a major critique of Clausewitz. He also clarifies yet again the distinction between grand strategy that is war policy and military strategy which is the way in which the military forces are used to seek the policy objectives. He also reminds the readers that bloodless victories, and attacks made against factors other than the lives of the enemy's people, especially soldiers, are at least as much genuine military strategy if not more so than the bloodshed that takes the form of battles between the human forces themselves.

It is clear that Liddell Hart objects to the terrible and unnecessary loss of life that some military...

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