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Author Gray, Colin S., author.

Title Thucydides was right : defining the future threat / Colin S. Gray.

Publication Info. Carlisle Barracks, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 60 pages).
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Series Advancing strategic thought series
Advancing strategic thought series.
Note "April 2015."
Paper version available for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-60).
Contents What is the problem? -- Context -- Spectrum of concern -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Summary "To define future threat is, in a sense, an impossible task, yet it is one that must be done. The only sources of empirical evidence accessible are the past and the present; one cannot obtain understanding about the future from the future. The author draws upon the understanding of strategic history obtainable from Thucydides' great History of the Peloponnesian War. He advises prudence as the operating light for American definition of future threat, and believes that there are historical parallels between the time of Thucydides and our own that can help us avoid much peril. The future must always be unpredictable to us in any detail, but the many and potent continuities in history's great stream of time can serve to alert us to what may well happen in kind--Publisher's web site.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed April 8, 2015).
Subject Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War.
History of the Peloponnesian War (Thucydides) (OCoLC)fst01356140
Security, International -- Forecasting.
International relations -- Forecasting.
Military planning -- United States.
National security -- United States -- Planning.
United States -- Defenses -- Planning.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Planning.
Armed Forces -- Planning. (OCoLC)fst01351851
Forecasting. (OCoLC)fst00931721
International relations -- Forecasting. (OCoLC)fst00977067
Military planning. (OCoLC)fst01021370
Military readiness -- Planning. (OCoLC)fst01353790
National security -- Planning. (OCoLC)fst01033734
Security, International -- Forecasting. (OCoLC)fst01110901
Uncertainty. (OCoLC)fst01160832
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Online resources.
Electronic books.
Electronic government information.
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, publisher.
Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher.
Added Title Defining the future threat
Other Form: Print version: Gray, Colin S. Thucydides was right 1584876700 (OCoLC)906821955
ISBN 1584876700
Standard No. NLGGC 39220522X
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-53 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146/14:T 42

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