Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War (Paperback)


Eliot A Cohen


John Gooch

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Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War Book Description

Rejecting accepted theories for unexpected military disasters, the authors brilliantly analyze disasters of great magnitude. They assert that military misfortune turns not on individual or collective failure but is rooted in the nature of the complex interconnections between men, systems, and organizations.

- Why did the American-led coalition in Iraq fail to wage a classic counter-insurgency campaign for so long after the fall of Baghdad?

- Why was the sophisticated Israeli intelligence service so thoroughly surprised by the onslaught of combined Arab armies during the Yom Kippur War of 1973?

- How did a dozen German U-boats manage to humiliate the U.S. Navy for nine months in 1942 -- sinking an average of 650,000 tons of shipping monthly?

- What made the 1915 British-led invasion of Gallipoli one of the bloodiest catastrophes of the First World War?

Since it was first published in 1990, "Military Misfortunes" has become the classic analysis of the unexpected catastrophes that befall competent militaries. Now with a new Afterword discussing America's missteps in Iraq, Somalia, and the War on Terror, Eliot A. Cohen and John Gooch's gripping battlefield narratives and groundbreaking explanations of the hidden factors that undermine armies are brought thoroughly up to date. As recent events prove, "Military Misfortunes" will be required reading for as long as armies go to war.

About the Author :

Eliot A Cohen has contributed to Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War as an author. Cohen is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Adavanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, where he is also the founding director of the Center for Strategic Education.

Book Details

Title: Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War
Publisher: Free Press
Author: Eliot A Cohen, John Gooch
Edition: Paperback
Language: English




No. of Pages: 302
Publish Date: 2005-12-31
Binding: Paperback
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