Is Strategy an Illusion?

  • Richard K. Betts
  • Published 2000


Strategy is the essential ingredient for making war either politically effective or morally tenable. It is the link between military means and political ends, the scheme for how to make one produce the other. Without strategy, there is no rationale for how force will achieve purposes worth the price in blood and treasure. Without strategy, power is a loose… (More)


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@inproceedings{Betts2000IsSA, title={Is Strategy an Illusion?}, author={Richard K. Betts}, year={2000} }