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The question was why wars continue long after rational calculation suggests they should end, and Iklé used a wide range of examples to explain why. Every War Must End by Fred Charles Ikle. New York, Columbia. University Press, -viii, x6o ppi, $ One of the most encouraging features of the present. Ikle examined the painful and often unsatisfactory process by which Since Every War Must End, it behooves the Administration and its.

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As human culture changes, so do all our institutions, including war. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. John rated it really liked it Jul 28, The Seige summed up that whole bloody period — outclassed, outgunned, and no real chance of victory, but fighting on anyway.

May 05, FiveBooks rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every War Must Endwhich Colin Powell credits in his autobiography with having shaped his thinking on how to end the first Gulf War, analyzes the many critical obstacles to ending a war–an aspect of military strategy that is frequently and tragically overlooked.

Jonathan Rue rated it really liked it Jun 13, The image of a small helicopter air-lifting a few fortunate exit-seekers from a long line atop a building in Saigon is etched on my brain.


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Most politicians and military men don’t think that far in advance. Every War Must Endwhich Colin Powell credits in his autobiography with having shaped his thinking on how to end the first Gulf Wa “Mission accomplished,” George Bush famously proclaimed in reference to the defeat of Saddam Hussein’s military rnd. Shubham Kurmi rated it liked it Nov 22, And then there is the occasional evil tyrant who seems too heinous to ignore.

Today, fnd is well understood that one of the best ways to prevent a war is to educate little girls. He successfully proposed and promoted the idea of supplying the rebels with anti-aircraft Stinger missiles, overcoming CIA opposition.

Paperbackpages. Consider the first law: Lists with This Book. In the 15th century, Florence fought for years against Pisa, thirty miles away. Nadia rated it liked it Jan 30, Read this book and learn how.

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Please provide an email address. Michael rated it really liked it Jul 16, Hiro rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Today, even more than in Vietnam, information predominates. Return to Book Page.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, as recent events in Iraq have once again demonstrated, it is much easier to start a war than it is to end it. After expressing confident expectations about fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, hawkish US analysts and politicians owe their fellow citizens something more than new military action plans.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If only I could emphasize the end. Oct 25, Zack rated it really liked it.

Charlie N rated it really liked it Oct 18, Sincethe United States has generally failed to end wars victoriously and decisively — with the exception of the first Gulf war against Saddam Hussein and small-scale military operations like Grenada. It will not induce a determined adversary to withdraw or to cease his aggression…. Rum Morgan rated it really liked it Dec 26, To ask other readers questions about Every War Must Endplease sign up.

Bush administration in the first Gulf war, and then forgotten by the George W.