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The author explores the concept of victory in the war in terrorism, but he does so by placing it within the larger currents of change that are sweeping the global security environment. He contends that the time-tested idea of decisive victory is still an important one, but must be designed very carefully in this dangerous new world. To do so correctly can provide the foundation for an effective strategy. To fail to do so could be the first step toward strategic defeat.
Decisive victory, strategic success, conduct of war, military power, transnational terrorists, Gray
Colin S. Gray Dr.,
Defining and Achieving Decisive Victory ( US Army War College Press, 2002),