Book Details

Book title: Beyond Guns and Steel: A War Termination Strategy
Author(s): Dominic J. Caraccilo
ISBN: 9788182746206
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 232
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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The necessity of a plan for conflict resolution should be intuitively obvious for policymakers, yet a survey of recent conflicts, including Afghanistan and Iraq, shows that not to be the case. Beyond Guns and Steel: A War Termination Strategy provides a practical approach to establishing a plan for war termination and conflict resolution before the bullets fly.

In explaining the difference between strategy and policy, Colonel Dominic J. Caraccilo clarifies the most important, and often the most constraining, element of a nation`s power-its resources. He posits that termination strategy and conflict resolution are interdependent and need to be included in conflict plans from the outset. Caraccilo`s book fills a void in current strategy for the development of long-term plans that bring conflicts to timely and acceptable conclusions, providing a methodology that allows interagency requirements and resources for war termination to be defined, allocated, and employed effectively.

ABOUT Author

Colonel Dominic J. Caraccilo is an active duty army officer with over 26 years of service commanding at the company, battalion, and brigade levels in combat in Iraq. Colonel Caraccilo has also served as the executive officer for General Ray Odierno in Baghdad, as an operations officer for a multinational division in Northern Iraq, and with the U.S. Army Rangers in Afghanistan. He holds a BS from West Point, a MEng from Cornell University, and an MA from the Naval War College and has published numerous books.

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