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The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice

Colin S. Gray


The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice is an original contribution to the general theory of strategy. While heavily indebted to the writings of Carl von Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and the very few other classic authors, this book presents the theory, rather than merely comments on the theory, as developed by others. Bridge explains that the purpose of strategy is to connect purposefully politics and policy with the instruments they must use. The primary focus of attention is on military strategy, but this subject is well nested in discussion of grand strategy, for which military strat ... More

Keywords: strategy, Clausewitz, strategic theory, strategic effect, command, military strategy, strategist, force, threat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199579662
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin S. Gray, author
Professor of International Politics and Strategic Studies, University of Reading.
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