Jasen J. Castillo, Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014.

Quentin Holbert


Since the earliest thinkers of ancient Greece and China, theorists have speculated about the nature of warfare; what drives men to war, what determines victory, and what are the implications of victory or defeat? Theorists from Sun Tzu to Carl Von Clausewitz all offered theories about the conduct of warfare with changing political and technological environments. Jasen J. Castillo offers his piece, Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion, to the millennia-long dialogue and proposes his theories on how armies stay cohesive when facing dire situations.

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