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FOUNDATIONS OF MILITARY THEORY

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FOUNDATIONS OF MILITARY THEORY
SAASS 600
27 July 2020 - 21 August 2020


"This course consists of fifteen seminars divided into three conceptual groupings:  general theory, specific theory, and strategy."


Some materials listed below require access to subscription databases.  If you cannot gain access, contact your local library for availability.  AU students and faculty can contact the center's Web Maintainer for a password.


Internet Resources

Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.  Some links may only be available on-base at Air University.

Fairchild Center Bibliographies:

Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers
Links to Air University Library resources and Internet information on twenty-four military leaders, including:  Sun Tzu, Clausewitz, JominiFullerLiddell HartMahanCorbettDouhet.


Other Internet Resources:

Clausewitz
     Clausewitz Homepage

     A Wake for Clausewitz:  Toward a Philosophy of 21st-Century Warfare
     Part of Clausewitz Homepage

     Peter Paret   Biography
     Gordon Alexander Craig     In Memoriam
     Felix Gilbert     Obituary
     Makers of Modern Strategy:  From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age     Review 1     Review 2

Sun Tzu   
    Sun Zi
     from the New World Encyclopedia

     Harold Winton
     An Imperfect Jewel:  Military Theory and the Military Profession    (Article)

Jomini
    Antoine Henri Jomini
      from  Encyclopedia.com

    The Influence of Clausewitz on Jomini's Précis de l'Art de la Guerre
     MA Dissertation, King's College London by Christoph M. V. Abegglen
   
Mahan
    Mahan's Classical View and the Profession of Arms   (scroll down to pg. 104)
     by Donald D. Chipman

    Alfred Thayer Mahan   (from Encyclopedia.com)
    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783     Review

           
Corbett
    Corbett, Clausewitz, and Sun Tzu   (click on "download")
     Article by Michael I. Handel.

     Julian S. Corbett    Biography
     Some Principles of Maritime Strategy     Description

    Sea Power Theorists
     Chapter from Christopher Bassford's book:  Clausewitz in English:  The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain
     and America, 1815-1945

Giulio Douhet
   Giulio Douhet
     from Encyclopedia.com

    The Command of the Air by Giulio Douhet:  A Military Times Classic
     Article in Military History Matters

     John Slessor    Biography 1    Biography 2
     Air Power and Armies    Review 

Liddell Hart
     Sir Basil Henry Liddell-Hart
    from the International Encyclopedia of the First World War

   Michael Eliot Howard       Biography 1      Biography 2
   War in European History        
Review

Fuller
    J.F.C. Fuller and Basil Liddell Hart 
    Chapter 15 - Clausewitz,  by Christopher Bassford (Clausewitz Homepage)

    J.F.C. Fuller    Biography
    The Foundations of the Science of War

    Theory from Practice:  Major General J.F.C. Fuller
    Article from History Today by Brian Holden Reid.

    Everett Dolman     Biography
    Pure Strategy:  Power and Principle in the Space and Information Age     Review

    Colin Gray     Article (Obituary)   
    The Strategy Bridge:  Theory for Practice     Review  (Scroll down to pg 1489)


    M.A. Gareev
    If War Comes Tomorrow?  The Contours of Future Armed Conflict         Review 


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