Talk:Introduction to Strategic Studies

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Introduction to Strategic Studies or Strategic Theory ?[edit]

Congratulations for this great job, this is exactly the kind of project i'm looking for to get involved in. I have a remark regarding this course's contents : my opinion is that however great it is, it looks like a Strategic Theory course rather than an Introduction to Strategic Studies course. What would you think of reducing the part devoted to the history of Strategic Theory/Thought and developing more on the basics of strategic studies : What is conflict ? What is war ? How are they related to politics ? How much do strategic studies differ from International relations or military history's ways to analyze war and peace ? I think this means reflecting on the use of force (actual or threatened). To my knowledge, the best introduction on Strategic Studies is Baylis' (& al.) book published by Oxford UP, either its [2002] or [2007 edition]. Maybe we should take a look at it in order to get inspired ? CorentinB 19:49, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm beggining this course. My intent is through the use of the given references as well as WP and other resoursces learn about strategy. I intend to digest it and summarize it here.--Jolie 17:12, 15 October 2008 (UTC)



  • Warfare as an analogy for any large goal or accomplishment
  • Proper organization a requirement of success
  • Different levels of accomplishment and planning
* Grand plan (overall coordination and resources for overall victory)
* Planning (providing resourses for success of an army)
* Operations (coordinating the achievements of individual objectives for the success of a battle)
* Tactics (the accomplishment of short-term objectives)--Jolie 12:14, 17 October 2008 (UTC)