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The Illusion of Victory: The True Cost of War

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The Illusion of Victory: The True Cost of War - Bickerton, Ian J.
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The Illusion of Victory demonstrates that most of the rewards of victory in modern warfare are either exaggerated or false. When the ostensible benefits of victory are examined a generation after a war, it becomes inescapably evident that the defeated belligerent rarely conforms to the demands and expectations of the victor. Consequently, long-term political and military stability is denied to both the victorious power and to the defeated one. As a result, neither victory nor defeat deter further outbreaks of war. This ...

The Illusion of Victory: The True Cost of War 2011, Melbourne University Press, Carlton

ISBN-13: 9780522856156

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