The Art of Strategic Agency

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In an age of postmodern irony, the army commander is trapped in a loop of strategic narratives. The endgame in the hyperreal, media-saturated world is pre-determined by the stories of old. This author- a former military researcher at the World’s oldest thinktank- takes a look at this startlingly new frontline in military plotting.
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About Iain Cowie

Iain F Cowie was a researcher at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence, the oldest defence thinktank in the World, at the outbreak of the Iraq War. He has been published in a wide variety of places, such as The Washington Post, the Jane’s Police Review, the Journal of Cultural Approach and RUSI Newsbrief. He has a wide scope of interests having worked as a lawyer in the UK and as a journalist in Asia, and these have motivated an interdisciplinary style of study. He now lectures at Thammasat University in Thailand.

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Matthew Loh, Sr reviewed on on July 27, 2013

I'd thought times have changed, and the military is no exception. This books shows you things have moved on since Vietnam... A great read!
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Daniel Cook reviewed on on April 25, 2013

This isn't the new Sun Tzu. But I think it's the only book with a post-modern slant for today's army. This should be put in Sandhurst's library. And it should be kept from anyone in a cave in Torah borah. A nice start. The author should do a review of Iraq...
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