Supreme Command

Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471105148
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SUPREME COMMAND is about leadership in wartime, or more precisely about the tension between two kinds of leadership, civil and military.

Grand Strategy In Theory And Practice

Author: William C. Martel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107082064
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EliotCohen, Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in
Wartime, 1st reprinted. (New York: Anchor Books, September 2003), pp. 17–18. “
He chose an act of military imprudence – refusing to either withdraw or reinforce
outnumbered garrisons – to achieve a broader political effect.” See, e.g., T. Harry
Williams's Lincoln and His Generals and Kenneth P. Williams's massive (but
unfinished) Lincoln Finds a General; cf. Cohen, Supreme Command: Soldiers,
Statesmen, ...

Die Neuen Kriege

Author: Herfried Münkler
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644011214
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Die Gewalt richtet sich vor allem gegen die Zivilbevölkerung; Hochhäuser werden zu Schlachtfeldern, Fernsehbilder zu Waffen. Herfried Münkler macht die Folgen dieser Entwicklung deutlich.

American Force

Author: Richard K. Betts
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023152188X
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... 1984); Eliot A. Cohen, Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and
Leadership in Wartime (New York: Free Press, 2002). The second edition of
Allison's book was more measured in its emphasis on errors due to
organizational process and renamed the model “organizational behavior.” Allison
and Zelikow, Essence of Decision, chap. 3. Cohen, Supreme Command, 4–8,
174–75, 226–29. H. R. McMaster, Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert
McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of ...

Air Commanders

Author: John Andreas Olsen
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 161234576X
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To mention a few great and worthy studies ofAmerican airmen who held
command of large air forces in World War II: David R. Mets, Master ofAirpower:
General Carl A. Spaatz (Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1988); Richard G. Davis,
CarlA. ... (New York: William Morrow, 1989); Stephen Howarth, Men of 'War:
Great Naval Leaders of 'World 'War II (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992); Eliot A.
Cohen, Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in 'Wartime (
New York: Free ...

Air Force Officer S Guide

Author: Stephen E. Wright
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760154
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Based on his vast military experience and career, the author offers some
interesting opinions about training future leaders in the armed services. Cohen,
Eliot A. Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime.
This work examines four case studies in leadership and civil-military relations.
Cohen focuses on Abraham Lincoln, Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill,
and David Ben-Gurion and their relationships with subordinate military
commanders. The author ...

102 Days Of War

Author: YANIV BARZILAI
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612345344
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For the “normal” theory of civil-military relations, see Samuel Huntington, The
Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics ofCivil-Military Relations (
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1957), 80–97, 456–66; Eliot Cohen,
Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime (New York
: Free Press, 2002), 4–14, 241–64. Clausewitz, On War, 87. This argument using
Clausewitz's analysis of war comes from Cohen, Supreme Command, 4–14.
Cohen, Supreme ...

Elusive Victories

Author: Andrew J. Polsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199942811
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Eliot A. Cohen, Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in
Wartime (New York: Anchor Books/Random House, 2002). Cohen, Supreme
Command, chap. 6. On the problems of planning for peace, see Gideon Rose,
How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle (New York: Simon and
Schuster, 2010). George C. Edwards III, The Strategic President: Persuasion and
Opportunity in Presidential Leadership (Princeton: Princeton University Press,
2009). Stephen ...

Warriors And Politicians

Author: Charles A. Stevenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135988498
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... and provocative book, Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and
Leadership in Wartime attributes the “normal” theory of civilian control to
Huntington and then modifies it to argue for a much more interventionist civilian
leadership in wartime, with military commanders subject to a necessary but “
unequal dialogue” with their civilian superiors. Cohen draws upon historical
cases to prescribe a particular form of civilian control for normative and practical
reasons. I find Cohen's work ...