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dc.contributor.authorWeisiger, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-13
dc.date.submitted2018-01-24 23:55
dc.date.submitted2017-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-10 03:00:32
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:13:13Z
dc.identifier642713
dc.identifierOCN: 836207133
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30789
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35328
dc.description.abstractMost wars between countries end quickly and at relatively low cost. The few in which high-intensity fighting continues for years bring about a disproportionate amount of death and suffering. What separates these few unusually long and intense wars from the many conflicts that are far less destructive? In Logics of War, Alex Weisiger tests three explanations for a nation’s decision to go to war and continue fighting regardless of the costs. He combines sharp statistical analysis of interstate wars over the past two centuries with nine narrative case studies. He examines both well-known conflicts like World War II and the Persian Gulf War, as well as unfamiliar ones such as the 1864–1870 Paraguayan War (or the War of the Triple Alliance), which proportionally caused more deaths than any other war in modern history.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCornell Studies in Security Affairs
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JW Warfare & defence::JWA Theory of warfare & military science
dc.subject.otherPolitical Science
dc.subject.otherAdolf Hitler
dc.subject.otherArgentina
dc.subject.otherGermany
dc.subject.otherParaguay
dc.subject.otherUnconditional surrender
dc.subject.otherUnited States
dc.titleLogics of War
dc.title.alternativeExplanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7591/cornell/9780801451867.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy05937e7b-c222-4680-9580-c09c5ce7a11e
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oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9780801468179;9780801468162
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationIthaca, NY
oapen.grant.number101542
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2017: Backlist Collection
dc.number101542
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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