Strategy and Command: Issues in Australia's Twentieth-century Wars

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    In Strategy and Command, David Horner provides an important insight into the strategic decisions and military commanders who shaped Australia's army history from the Boer War to the evolution of the command structure for the Australian Defence Force in the 2000s. He examines strategic decisions such as whether to go to war, the nature of the forces to be committed to the war, where the forces should be deployed and when to reduce the Australian commitment. The book also recounts decisions made by commanders at the highest level, which are passed on to those at the operational level, who are then required to produce their own plans to achieve the government's aims through military operations. Strategy and Command is a compilation of research and writing on military history by one of Australia's pre-eminent military historians. It is a crucial read for anyone interested in Australia's involvement in 20th-century wars.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages336
    ISBN (Print)978 1 316 51237 1
    Publication statusPublished - 2022


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