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Schools for Strategy: Teaching Strategy for 21st Century Conflict   [open pdf - 341KB]

"Education in strategy is feasible and important. Few are the would-be strategists who are beyond improvement by some formal education. However, for such education to be well directed, it needs to rest upon sound assumptions concerning the eternal nature, meaning, and function, yet ever shifting character of strategy, and the range of behaviors required for effective strategic performance. This monograph strives to shed light on these fundamental matters. Dr. Gray emphasizes the necessity for strategic education to help develop the strategic approach, the way of thinking that can solve or illuminate strategic problems. He advises that such education should not strive for a spurious relevance by presenting a military variant of current affairs. Also, the strategist will perform better for today if he has mastered and can employ strategy's general theory. The monograph is relatively optimistic, in that it argues the case for strategy being both possible and, in some helpful measure, teachable."

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2009-11
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Strategic Studies Institute United States Army War College: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/
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