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The author examines the principal characteristics and ideas associated with the American way of war, past and present. He argues that Americans do not have a way of war, but rather a way of battle. LTC Echevarria contends that moving from a way of battle to a way of war will require some fundamental thinking about the roles of the grammar and logic of war, about the nature of U.S. civil-military relations, and about the practical resources necessary to translate military victory into strategic success.
Battle Logic, strategic thinking, weigley boot, iraq, afghanistan, terror, terrorism, WON, GWOT, global war on terror, Echevarria, Leadership
Antulio J. Echevarria Dr.,
Toward an American Way of War ( US Army War College Press, 2004),