Managing War

William Hopkinson

in The Oxford Handbook of War

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199562930
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

 Managing War

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To win a major war, men, materiel, military skills, and management are all essential. None suffices alone. Future wars will probably not call for management on the same scale as the industrial wars of the twentieth century. They are unlikely to require the mobilization of entire countries and economies for major industrial effort to wage wars of steel, coal, chemicals, and millions of men, but management will still be vital in the contribution that it has to make to complex, successful conflict, in providing special and dedicated means for the supreme leadership to focus on the issues, arrive at appropriate decisions, and have those decisions implemented.

Keywords: war management; conflict; supreme leadership; decision making; implementation; resource mobilization

Article.  6523 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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