A Short History of the First World War: Land, Sea & Air, by Gordon Kerr

By Gordon Kerr

As the war is slipping past residing reminiscence, this concise heritage helps ensures that the clash is rarely forgotten

WWI, lasting simply 4 years from 1914 to 1918, was once with no parallel, the 1st real international clash within which the entire earth's nice powers participated. This book tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion. It describes the heritage to conflict, the overseas rivalries and conflicts of the former many years that ended in the countries of Europe forming digital armed camps, the relentless build-up of army and naval that characterised the early years of the twentieth century, and the good figures that attempted to avoid clash or enthusiastically driven for it. every year of the struggle is handled in its personal bankruptcy, the battles, a number of battlefronts, and demanding incidents defined and analyzed for his or her impression at the behavior of the warfare. The publication also examines the final acts of this "war to finish all wars," delivering bills of the Russian Revolution, the decisive access of the U.S. into the hostilities, and the efforts of the Paris Peace convention after the armistice to apportion blame and punish the losers.

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Argues that American adoption of the RMA conception of warfare will create vulnerabilities which a ruthless adversary will then exploit with ingenious asymmetric strategies. Such an enemy might focus upon undermining the weak American public will, for example, by transmitting on global television the mutilation of female prisoners of war. Edward Luttwak agrees that the American public no longer has the stomach to endure significant casualties. However, he advocates increased reliance upon RMA-type weapons systems since these are the only weapons whose use the public might then support.

29–33; Edward N. Luttwak, “From Vietnam to Desert Fox: Civil-Military Relations in Modern Democracies,” Survival, Spring 1999, pp. 99–112; Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, “The Civilian-Military Gap Flap,” poll analysis, Dec. htm); Thomas Ricks, “The Widening Gap Between the Military and Society,” Atlantic Monthly, July 1997, pp. 67–78; “A Symposium on Civil-Military Relations,” Armed Forces and Society, Spring 1998, pp. 375–462. 69 AMERICA THE VULNERABLE encouraged. In the future the United States will more often than not participate in multilateral military operations for reasons of legitimacy, both international and domestic, and efficacy.

10–33. 24 Kathleen M. Dalton, “Theodore Roosevelt’s Great War, 1917–1918,” Charles Warren Center Colloquium, Harvard University, Apr. 2, 1997. See also Edward J. , The Lion’s Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998); and Gerald F. Linderman, Embattled Courage: The Experience of Combat in the American Civil War (New York: Free Press, 1987), pp. 275–97. 55 AMERICA THE VULNERABLE Costless Wars romanticized warrior culture for the reason that it represented a qualitatively different kind of conflict from any that came before.

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