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Roger Mickelson, ed.


The Military Conflict Institute, 2013, 2312 pgs., graphs, paperback


Reviewer's Comment: The TMCI was founded in the 1970's with the goal of improving the analysis of war that is fundamental to U.S. Department of Defense development of policy and use of attempts to model warfare as part of this analysis. The present volume is a follow-on to the TMCI publication of a Concise theory of Military Combat. The major authors who wrote sections of this study are: Frank Benedict, Rosser Bobbitt, Ted Dubois, Chuck Hawkins, John Honig, Wayne Hughes, John McIver, Roger Mickelson, Claton Newell, Itzhak Ravid, Russ Vane, Gene Visco, and Greg Wilcox. The background, fundamental concepts that TMCI has developed were greatly influenced by its two founding authors, Dr. Colonel Donald Marshall, and Colonel Trevor Dupuy.
Note that the concepts of 'war' and 'warfare' are different. 'War' is a state of being, it is something that can be considered to exist But warfare' is a process, it is the military operations conducted to achieve the objectives sought by entering the condition of 'war'.




Part I- Fundamentals of War


Chapter I - Political Foundations


Chapter 2 -Nature of War


Chapter 3 -Causes and Effects


Part II - Conduct of War


Chapter 4 -Vital Interests, Goals, and Policy


Chapter 5 - Strategy and Planning


Chapter 6 - Initiaton - Thresholds


Chapter 7 - Warfare


Chapter 8 - Termination and Post-War Considerations


Part III -Elements of War


Chapter 9 - War Leaders


Chapter 10 - Resources


Chapter 11 - Weapons and Material


Chapter 12- Logistics


Chapter 13 - Intelligence and Information


Chapter 14 - Communications and Information in War


Part IV - The Future of War


Chapter 15 - The Changing Content of War


Chapter 16 - The Future of Warfare


Chapter 17 - Future of Military Decision Making and Modeling


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