Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 July 2012

192 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199878352

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Who Wins?

Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict

Patricia Sullivan

  • develops a broadly generalizable theory of armed conflict outcomes based on a unique integration of insights from deductive models of war initiation and modern military doctrine
  • challenges conventional wisdom about the impact of factors like military strength, resolve, regime type, and war-fighting strategies
  • illuminates the process by which political leaders lead their countries into wars they cannot sustain to victory
  • advances our understanding of the determinants of war outcomes but also speaks more broadly to the utility and fungibility of military power

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