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Warfare & defence

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The Encyclopedia of Military Biography

The Encyclopedia of Military Biography

Author: Trevor N. Dupuy, Curt Johnson, David L. Bongard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

This book offers a compilation of biographies of the world's leading soldiers, sailors and airmen, from earliest times right up to the Gulf War. From Agrippa to Zhukov via Cromwell, Hitler, Napoleon, and Schwarzkopf, the 3,000 entries in this reference work provide detailed profiles of the world's greatest military leaders and thinkers. Each entry includes an overview of the subject and details of the major wars, battles and campaigns in which they participated and a narrative of their life, including an evaluation of the subject's character, abilities and contributions, together with a brief bibliography of books on each subject.

Shadow Warfare

Shadow Warfare

Author: Elizabeth Van Wie Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2021

Cyberwarfare, like the seismic shift of policy with nuclear warfare, is modifying warfare into non-war warfare. A few distinctive characteristics of cyberwar emerge. Cyberwarfare has blurred the distinction between adversary and ally. Cyber probes continuously occur between allies and enemies alike, causing cyberespionage to merge with warfare. Espionage, as old as war itself, has technologically merged with acts of cyberwar as states threaten each other with prepositioned malware in each other's cyberespionage probed infrastructure. These two cyber shifts to warfare are agreed upon and followed by the US, Russia and China. What is not agreed upon in this shifting era of warfare are the policies upon which cyberwarfare is based. This book charts the policies in three key actors and navigates the futures of policy on an international stage.

Shadow Warfare

Shadow Warfare

Author: Elizabeth Van Wie Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2021

Cyberwarfare, like the seismic shift of policy with nuclear warfare, is modifying warfare into non-war warfare. A few distinctive characteristics of cyberwar emerge. Cyberwarfare has blurred the distinction between adversary and ally. Cyber probes continuously occur between allies and enemies alike, causing cyberespionage to merge with warfare. Espionage, as old as war itself, has technologically merged with acts of cyberwar as states threaten each other with prepositioned malware in each other's cyberespionage probed infrastructure. These two cyber shifts to warfare are agreed upon and followed by the US, Russia and China. What is not agreed upon in this shifting era of warfare are the policies upon which cyberwarfare is based. This book charts the policies in three key actors and navigates the futures of policy on an international stage.

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons

Author: Andrew Futter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

This comprehensively updated second edition provides an introduction to the political, normative, technological and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry. It offers an accessible overview of the concept of nuclear weapons, outlines how thinking about these weapons has developed and considers how nuclear threats can continue to be managed in the future. This book will help you to understand what nuclear weapons are, the science behind their creation and operation, why states build them in the first place, and whether it will be possible for the world to banish these weapons entirely. Essential reading for all students of International Relations, Security Studies and Military History.

The American Nuclear Power Industry

The American Nuclear Power Industry

Author: William A. Pearman, Philip Starr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Originally published in 1985. This book examines the scope of the industry and also focuses on issues relevant to it, divided into three sections: an overview of the American nuclear power industry, an examination of the nuclear power plant licensing process and issues that face the nuclear industry, and selected case studies that illustrate issues discussed in the previous section. The growth and future of the nuclear power plant industry is discussed and industry-wide trends and relevant data are presented providing background information on the scope, diversity, capacity, and control of nuclear power in the United States. Issues examined concern safety; environmental, geological, and natural phenomenon matters; and anti-trust. The in-depth case studies on the status of selected nuclear power plants include: Three Mile Island, Enrico Fermi, Seabrook, Indian Point, R. E. Inna, Diablo Canyon, and Browns Ferry.

Aspects of War

Aspects of War

Author: James (King's College London, UK) Gow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Aspects of War

Aspects of War

Author: James (King's College London, UK) Gow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Reparation for Civilian Victims in Expeditionary Interventions

Reparation for Civilian Victims in Expeditionary Interventions

Author: Shunzo Majima, Minako Ichikawa Smart Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Civilian casualties in military operations involving major Western powers have started to attract public attention and debates. While the current ethical and legal frameworks, embodied in the Just War tradition (JWT) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) respectively, prohibit direct attack on civilians, they permit harming civilians in indirect and proportionate attacks, so long as the attacks are considered legitimate. The emerging literature on ethics concerning civilian casualties points to the tension between the norms of non-combatant immunity and force protection and deals with complex ethical issues in contemporary counter-insurgency wars. This volume provides a theoretical explanation of why civilians accidentally harmed in expeditionary interventions should receive reparations. To do this, it looks beyond the current frameworks of JWT and IHL and focuses specifically on expeditionary interventions to analyse theoretical frameworks that govern compensation and reparation. Furthermore, this volume carefully examines whether arguments derived from the theory of liability and restorative justice could be applied to the context of accidental civilian casualties in armed conflict and discusses specific considerations in the context of contemporary counter-insurgency, such as whether victims should receive reparations where local insurgencies used 'human shields,' and how victims of direct attacks by insurgents should be treated. Appealing to a wide audience from multiple disciplines, this volume is designed for scholars and courses on military ethics, international relations, and peace studies.

Civil-Military Relations

Civil-Military Relations

Author: Christopher Ankersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to field of civil-military relations. Civil-military relations is a challenging, and increasingly, topical subject of study. Exactly how civil and military actors relate affects how states apply the use of force in domestic and international affairs. This textbook provides an overview of the theories and politics of civil-military relations and is split into five parts: Part I: Armed Forces and the State Part II: Theories of Civil-Military Relations Part III: Socio-Cultural Understandings of Civil-Military Relations Part IV: Civil Military Relations in Practice Part V: Civil-Military Relations in the Age of Risk. The work introduces the historical and conceptual relationship between the armed forces and the state, the evolution and the range of theories of civil-military relations, the socio-cultural aspects of the civil-military relationship and how civil-military relations is practised in a variety of states. This textbook will be essential reading for students of Civil-Military Relations and Military Studies, and of great interest to students of Sociology, Defence Studies, International Security, and IR in general.

Civil-Military Relations

Civil-Military Relations

Author: Christopher Ankersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to field of civil-military relations. Civil-military relations is a challenging, and increasingly, topical subject of study. Exactly how civil and military actors relate affects how states apply the use of force in domestic and international affairs. This textbook provides an overview of the theories and politics of civil-military relations and is split into five parts: Part I: Armed Forces and the State Part II: Theories of Civil-Military Relations Part III: Socio-Cultural Understandings of Civil-Military Relations Part IV: Civil Military Relations in Practice Part V: Civil-Military Relations in the Age of Risk. The work introduces the historical and conceptual relationship between the armed forces and the state, the evolution and the range of theories of civil-military relations, the socio-cultural aspects of the civil-military relationship and how civil-military relations is practised in a variety of states. This textbook will be essential reading for students of Civil-Military Relations and Military Studies, and of great interest to students of Sociology, Defence Studies, International Security, and IR in general.

Routledge Handbook of Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in Africa

Routledge Handbook of Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in Africa

Author: Usman A. (Nigerian Defence Academy) Tar Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2020

This book will illuminate how Africa's defence and security environments have been radically altered by dramatic changes in world politics and local ramifications. The contributions will critically highlight the transnational dimensions of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency in Africa, and reveal the roles played by African states and regional organisations in the global war on terror. Secondly, the volume will critically evaluate the emerging regional architectures of countering terrorism and insurgency and organised violence on the continent through the African Union Counter-Terrorism Framework (AU-CTF) and Regional Security Complexes (RSC). Thirdly, the volume will illuminate in bold relief the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency (CT-COIN) structures and mechanisms established by specific Africa states to contain, degrade and eliminate terrorism, insurgency and organised violence on the continent, particularly, the successes, constraints and challenges of the emerging CT-COIN mechanisms. Finally, the volume will highlight the entry of non-state actors - such as civil society, volunteer groups, private security companies and defence contractors - into the theatre of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency in Africa through volunteerism, community support for state-led CT-COIN Operations, and civil-military cooperation (CIMIC). This book will be of use to students and scholars of security studies, African studies, international relations and terrorism studies.