Beyond Vom Kriege Launch Information

Front cover of Beyond VOm Kriege: The Character and Conduct of Modern War, published by the UNG Press, July 2020. The cover features a sculpted bust of Carl von Clausewitz, the author of Vom Kriege.
Cover design by Corey Parson

Beyond Vom Kriege releases in one week. Here’s everything you need to know about this AUSA Book Program title.

Beyond Vom Kriege: The Character and Conduct of Modern War

By R. D. Hooker, Jr.
Foreword by LTG (Ret.) H. R. McMaster

Paperback: $24.99

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The technology of warfare has changed since Carl von Clausewitz’s Vom Kriege was first published, but the fundamental nature of modern warfare is still the same. Beyond Vom Kriege furthers Clausewitz’s theory of war by offering a first-hand account of global conflicts and strategies that influenced American national security strategy across six presidential administrations. Intelligence officers and policy makers will appreciate this honest and clear-cut essay collection, which includes reflections on Grenada, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. A foreword by LTG H. R. McMaster begins this valuable collection of military strategy.

A picture of Beyond Vom Kriege's author, R. D. Hooker, Jr.

R. D. Hooker, Jr., is a University Professor and the Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Affairs at the National Defense University. He served three tours as a director and senior director with the National Security Council; as director for the Institute for National Strategic Studies at NDU; and as dean of the NATO Defense College in Rome. He served for 30 years in the United States Army as an infantry officer and participated in combat operations in Grenada, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, including command of a parachute brigade in Baghdad.

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