CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction 2. The Changing Shape of Conflict 3. Military Theory and Practice in the Early 21st Century 4. Resurrecting Transformation for the Post-industrial Era 5. Maritime Strategy, Land Warfare and the Revolution in Naval Affairs 6. Sharp Corners: Combat Operations in Urban Areas 7. Land Forces in 21st-century Coalition Operations 8. Future Challenges 9. Asymmetric Warfare: Myth or Reality 10. The Close Battle-Army Operations: 2015 and Beyond 11. A Debate on the Challenge Posed by Terrorism 12. Defending the 'Other': Military Force(s) and the Cosmopolitan Project 13. Preparing the Army for 21st-century Conflict: Problems and Perspectives 14. Operational Lessons 15. Early 21st-century Armies and the Challenge of Unrestricted Warfare
Military strategy is a policy implemented by military organizations to pursue desired strategic goals. Derived from the Greek strategic, strategy when it appeared in use during the 18th century, was seen in its narrow sense as the "art of the general", the art of arrangement' of troops. Military strategy deals with the planning and conduct of campaigns, the movement and disposition offerees, and the deception of the enemy. The father of modern strategic study, Carl von Clausewitz, defined military strategy as "the employment of battles to gain the end of war." Liddell Hart's definition put less emphasis on batlles, defining strategy as "the art distributing and applying military means to fulfil the ends of policy" Hence, both gave the preminece to political aims over military goals, ensuring civilian control of the military.