The views expressed in this report are those
of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy
or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of
Defense, or the U.S. Government.
The author examines the principal characteristics
and ideas associated with the American way of war, past and
present. He argues that Americans do not yet have a way of
war. What they have is a way of battle. Moving from a way
of battle toward a way of war will require some fundamental
rethinking about the roles of the grammar and logic of war,
about the nature U.S. civil-military relations, and about
the practical resources necessary to translate military victory
into strategic success.
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