How to Fight a War by Mike Martin

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Welcome to another episode of Pagecast brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers. This episode delves into Mike Martin’s latest book - *How to Fight a War*

Has any war in history gone according to plan? Monarchs, dictators and elected leaders alike have a dismal record on military decision-making.

This not only wastes the lives of civilians, the enemy and one’s own soldiers, but also fails to achieve geopolitical objectives.

Conflict scholar and former soldier Mike Martin takes the reader through the hard, elegant logic of fighting a conclusive interstate war that solves geopolitical problems and reduces future conflict.

In cool and precise prose, he outlines how to orchestrate military forces, from infantry to information, and strategy to tactics.

**It has been described as “An indispensable guide to understanding modern warfare, especially the decisions made by politicians and generals — both good and bad.”**

In this episode of Pagecast Mike is joined by Abel Esterhuyse, author and head of the Department of Strategic Studies in the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University,

Enjoy the chat!
11 Mar English South Africa Books · Society & Culture

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