Document Type


Publication Date


Subject: LCSH

Qualitative research, Problem solving, Strategy


Defense and Security Studies | Political Science


Army culture favors a quantitative/predictive approach to analyze problems. The author argues, however, that strategic thinking requires the relative subjectivity of a qualitative approach to problem solving.


Military Review is a publication of the United States Army Combined Arms Center. It is not subject to copyright.

Publisher Citation

Schmidt, Matthew J. (2014) War as political work: using social science for strategic success. Military Review, 94(4), 50-57. July/August.



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