The Dictator's ArmyScholars of political violence readily delve into policy and strategy but seldom below those levels of analysis.  They usually consign concern with operations and tactics to military buffs.  As Carl von Clausewitz argued, however, strategic success depends on and is ultimately reducible to tactical success.[1]  So predicting how military success or failure affect political and strategic outcomes in war is naturally driven to the operational and tactical levels.

 

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