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Warfare & defence

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Europe, Small Navies and Maritime Security Balancing Traditional Roles and Emergent Threats in the 21st Century

Europe, Small Navies and Maritime Security Balancing Traditional Roles and Emergent Threats in the 21st Century

Author: Robert (Cardiff University, UK) McCabe Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This book seeks to identify and address gaps in our understanding of maritime security and the role of small navies in Europe. The majority of Europe's navies are small, yet they are often called upon to address a complex array of traditional and non-traditional threats. This volume examines the role of small navies within the European security architecture, by discussing areas of commonality and difference between navies, and arguing that it is not possible to fully understand either maritime strategy or European security without taking account the actions of small navies. It contains a number of case studies that provide an opportunity to explore how different European states view the current security environment and how naval policy has undergone significant changes within the lifetime of the existing naval assets. In addition, the book examines how maritime security and naval development in Europe might evolve, given that economic forecasts will likely limit the potential procurement of `larger' naval assets in the future, which means that European states will increasingly have to do more with less in the maritime domain. This book will be of much interest to students of maritime strategy, naval power, strategic studies, European politics and IR in general.

Gender Trouble in the U.S. Military Challenges to Regimes of Male Privilege

Gender Trouble in the U.S. Military Challenges to Regimes of Male Privilege

Author: Stephanie Szitanyi Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2019

This book investigates challenges to the U.S. military's gender regime of hetero-male privilege. Examining a broad set of discursive maneuvers in a series of cases as focal points-integration of open homosexuality, the end of the combat ban on women, and the epidemic nature of military sexual assault within its units-Stephanie Szitanyi examines the contemporary link between gender and military service in the United States, and comprehensively analyzes forms of gendering produced by the military as an institution. Using feminist interpretivist methods to analyze an impressive combination of visual, textual, archival, and cultural materials, the book argues that despite policy changes since 2013 that may be positioned as explicit episodes of degendering, military officials have simultaneously moved to counteract them and reinforce the institution's gender regime of hetero-male privilege. Importantly, these (re)gendering processes continue to prioritize certain forms of service and sacrifice, through which a specific version of masculinity-the masculine warrior-is continuously promoted, preserved, and cemented.

Aspects of War

Aspects of War

Author: James (King's College London, UK) Gow Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2019

Aspects of War

Aspects of War

Author: James (King's College London, UK) Gow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

The Taliban at War 2001 - 2018

The Taliban at War 2001 - 2018

Author: Antonio Giustozzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2019

Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Stability in South Asia

Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Stability in South Asia

Author: Devin T. Hagerty Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

This book examines the theory and practice of nuclear deterrence between India and Pakistan, two highly antagonistic South Asian neighbors who recently moved into their third decade of overt nuclear weaponization. It assesses the stability of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrence and argues that, while deterrence dampens the likelihood of escalation to conventional-and possibly nuclear-war, the chronically embittered relations between New Delhi and Islamabad mean that deterrence failure resulting in major warfare cannot be ruled out. Through an empirical examination of the effects of nuclear weapons during five crises between India and Pakistan since 1998, as well as a discussion of the theoretical logic of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrence, the book offers suggestions for enhancing deterrence stability between these two countries.

Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization Roman Warfare

Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization Roman Warfare

Author: Jonathan P. (San Jose State University, California) Roth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2019

Roman Warfare surveys the history of Rome's fighting forces from their inception in the 7th century BCE to the fall of the Western Empire in the 5th century CE. In non-technical, lively language, Jonathan Roth examines the evolution of Roman war over its thousand-year history. He highlights the changing arms and equipment of the soldiers, unit organisation and command structure, and the wars and battles of each era. The military narrative is used as a context for Rome's changing tactics and strategy and to discuss combat techniques, logistics, and other elements of Roman war. Political, social, and economic factors are also considered. Full of detail, up-to-date on current scholarly debates, and richly illustrated with 39 halftones and 27 colour plates, Roman Warfare is intended for students of the ancient world and military history.

Strategic Intelligence and Civil Affairs to Understand Legitimacy and Insurgency Avoiding the Stabilization Trap

Strategic Intelligence and Civil Affairs to Understand Legitimacy and Insurgency Avoiding the Stabilization Trap

Author: Diane E. Chido Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2019

This book describes the common pitfalls of U.S. military interventions in efforts at stabilization, which supports post-conflict societies by establishing stable governance, rule of law, a safe and secure environment, economic development and social well-being for all members of the population. These efforts are often unsuccessful and can even cause harm when mission teams do not understand both the populations with whom they are engaging and policymakers. The book recommends prioritizing a relational approach to stabilization with a professional and well-resourced Civil Affairs and strategic intelligence approach to engagements over the current preference for transactional, often lethal operations.

Burma's Security Myths, Mysteries and Misconceptions

Burma's Security Myths, Mysteries and Misconceptions

Author: Andrew Selth Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Civil-Military Relations Theories, Politics, and Practices

Civil-Military Relations Theories, Politics, and Practices

Author: Christopher Ankersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

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 Theories, Politics, and Practices

Civil-Military Relations Theories, Politics, and Practices

Author: Christopher Ankersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

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.

Russia's Armed Forces A Modern Military for 21st Century Warfare?

Russia's Armed Forces A Modern Military for 21st Century Warfare?

Author: Rod Thornton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the Russian armed forces. For many in the West, and within NATO in particular, the Russian military of today has come to represent far more of a threat than at any time since the end of the Cold War. A once moribund force manned by inept conscripts using dilapidated equipment is now seen in a different light. The Putin-inspired modernisation programme of recent years has seemingly created a more effective armed forces better able to serve the Kremlin's growing strategic interests, not just within, but also beyond the boundaries of the former Soviet space. Russian sabres are being rattled with confidence and they are inspiring apprehension and fear. But just what degree of `threat' does the Russian military of today in fact represent? Just what are its capabilities? How potent is it? This book seeks answers. And it seeks answers across the entire spectrum of Russian military structures. Uniquely, this book examines all facets of this military's capabilities from the combat potential of its conscripts all the way up to the effectiveness of its nuclear triad. And it does so, moreover, while being mindful of the context created by the limits imposed by the actual efficacy of military force as a tool of statecraft in the 21st century. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, Russian politics, defence studies and IR in general, as well as professional practitioners and policymakers.