Strategic Studies and Public Policy

Strategic Studies and Public Policy

The American Experience

Colin S. Gray


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Strategic studies as a field of civilian scholarship has developed along distinctive lines in the United States since World War II. The rapid proliferation and increasing sophistication of weapons technology have required constant revision of strategic theory, while the shifting political climate, both internationally and in the United States, has had an equally powerful impact.

One of the field's leading theorists now examines the history and development of American strategic studies, the varied roles assumed by civilian strategists, and their relationship with those charged with developing and carrying out American military and diplomatic policy. This provocative book clearly demonstrates the importance of a sound strategic theory if America is to survive in an age of high arms technology and increased world tensions.


Colin S. Gray:
Colin S. Gray, professor of international politics and strategic studies at the University of Reading, England, and senior fellow at the National Institute for Public Policy, is the uthor of numerous books, including Modern Strategy and Strategy for Chaos: Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History. He lives in Berkshire, England.