Book Reviews: Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle
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This book is a must read for scholars, defence analysts, military officers and other students of war and national security policy. Stephen Biddle takes on the problem of explaining success or failure in battle. He is concerned primarily with the operational and tactical levels of analysis. Battles frequently have outcomes that contradict pre-war expectations based on various models. The relationship between measures of military capability and military effect is not only clouded by the ‘fog of war’. According to Biddle, it is also obscured by the fog of analysis.
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