Second World War
Combined Joint Chiefs of Staff
Implemented grand strategy set by political leaders
17 Intergovernmental conferences - 1941 - 45
Nuclear Strategy (Pentomic Army)
Importance of protection
Limitations of military force
Herman Kahn - "On Theronuclear Theory" and "On Escalation"
Thomas Shelling "The Strategy of Conflict" and "Arms and Influence"
Support form the population
Interactive nature of strategy
Strategy as bureaucratic process
Strategy in mutinational context
Identification of Enemy CoG
First World War
Social and Industrial Mobilization
Liddell Hart - "Strategy is too often considered to comprise merely military factors" (1934)
"The role of grand strategy is to coordinate and direct all the resources of a nation, or band of nations, towards the attainment of the political object of the war – the goal defined by fundamental policy" (1954)
Introduction of new technologies
E.g. Strategic bombing - introduction of air power during and post WW1
Lines of communication
"War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men" - Georges Clemenceau
Svechin - "Tactics make the steps from which the operational leaps are assembled, strategy points out the path"