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Beyond Vom Kriege: The Character and Conduct of Modern War

Front cover image of Beyond Vom Kriege (UNG Press, 2020) showing a bust of the original author of Vom Kriege, Carl von Clausewitz

Author

R. D. Hooker, Jr.
Introduction by LTG (Ret.) H. R. McMaster

ISBN

978-1-940771-71-7

Print Version

$24.99

Releasing July 21, 2020

Description

The technology of warfare has changed since Carl von Clausewitz’s Vom Kriege was first published, but the fundamental nature of modern warfare is still the same. Beyond Vom Kriege furthers Clausewitz’s theory of war by offering a first-hand account of global conflicts and strategies that influenced American national security strategy across six presidential administrations. Intelligence officers and policy makers will appreciate this honest and clear-cut essay collection, which includes reflections on Grenada, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. A foreword by LTG H. R. McMaster begins this valuable collection of military strategy.

About the Author

R. D. Hooker, Jr., is a University Professor and the Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Affairs at the National Defense University. During his career, he served three tours as a director and senior director with the National Security Council; as director for the Institute for National Strategic Studies at NDU; and as dean of the NATO Defense College in Rome. A former White House Fellow, he taught at West Point and at the National War College in Washington, D.C. Colonel Hooker graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1981 and holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Virginia. He served for 30 years in the United States Army as an infantry officer and participated in combat operations in Grenada, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, including command of a parachute brigade in Baghdad.

Contributing Authors

H. R. McMaster served as National Security Adviser from 2017–2018, culminating a distinguished military career as a combat leader and soldier/statesman. Lieutenant General McMaster was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star with V, and the Purple Heart in a career that saw service in the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. A West Point graduate, he holds a doctorate in history from the University of North Carolina and is the author of the award-winning Dereliction of Duty.

Ricky L. Waddell is a Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army Reserve and Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He served as Deputy National Security Adviser from 2017—2018 following extensive service in Iraq and Afghanistan. A West Point graduate and Rhodes Scholar, he holds a doctorate in international affairs from Columbia University, taught at West Point, and commanded the 76th Division. He is the author of Wars Then and Now.

Joseph J. Collins is a professor at the National Defense University. A retired Army colonel, he is a former deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations and holds a doctorate in international relations from Columbia University. Colonel Collins served extensively in the offices of the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and is the author of Understanding the War in Afghanistan.

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