Resources and Strategy

  • Ian O. Lesser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Developments to 1945

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  3. Developments Since 1945: Resources and Strategy in the Nuclear Age

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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 186-240

About this book


This study aims to show that current thinking about the role of resources in war, and as a component of military potential in peacetime, relies on notions derived from historical experience and changes in the nature of warfare, not least the advent of nuclear weapons.


conflict development nature planning strategy war weapons World War I

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian O. Lesser
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  1. 1.The Center for Strategic and International StudiesWashington, DCUSA

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