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Armed Conflict

Armed Conflict Author Brian Steed
ISBN-10 9780307513243
Release 2009-03-25
Pages 304
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What challenges will America face in armed conflicts of the future and how will we prepare for them? National security depends upon the ability of the military to “predict” the future nature of war. Despite the difficulty in making such predictions, one must remember: nation states and other countries will continue to use armed conflict as a means to further their aims, and these aims will, at times, run contrary to American interests. As a result, the United States will continue to be confronted with armed conflict in the days and years ahead. A military theorist and experienced armor officer, Brian Steed provides insights into the future of armed conflict by focusing on what has occurred in the past–not because the past repeats itself, but because it reveals timeless principles of warfare. Five battles, one each in Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands, the Persian Gulf, and Somalia are analyzed historically, geographically, and strategically. Steed’s analysis of these engagements clearly demonstrates that the key to victory on the battlefields of the future is the small unit. In refreshing layman’s prose, the author focuses on why the events occurred as they did, and explores the significance of each battle in terms of its political and military ramifications. He concludes with lessons learned that will greatly benefit future American ground combat commanders. Armed Conflict informs the reader about the historical trends of combat operations and the realities of war–today and into the future. It will also serve to guide a new generation of military and civilian leaders as they prepare to face the inevitable conflicts in the new century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lessons of Modern War

The Lessons of Modern War Author Anthony H. Cordesman
ISBN-10 0813386012
Release 1990
Pages 1022
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Providing coverage of all types of combat and analysis of all the armies involved, this study makes use of a wide variety of sources to draw out the key military lessons of the Gulf War. The lessons presented incorporate political, strategic, tactical, tec

The Lessons of Modern War The Iran Iraq war

The Lessons of Modern War  The Iran Iraq war Author Anthony H. Cordesman
ISBN-10 0813309557
Release 1990-04-19
Pages 647
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Bd. I dækker det arabisk-israelske våbenkapløb mellem 1973 og 1989 samt Yom Kippurkrigen 1973 og Libanon 1982. Bd. II dækker Iran-Irak krigen 1980-1989. Bd. III dækker Falklandskrigen 1982 og Afghanistankrigen 1979-1989 samt en samlet konklusion af tre-bindsværket.

The Lessons Of Modern War Volume Iv

The Lessons Of Modern War  Volume Iv Author Anthony H Cordesman
ISBN-10 0813386020
Release 1999-06-03
Pages 1040
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The fog of war is inevitably followed by the “fog of analysis.” This has certainly been true of the most important military conflict of the post–Cold War era, the Gulf War between Iraq and the allied coalition led by the United States. A variety of studies of this conflict have appeared, many within just months of the end of hostilities and many with the obvious weaknesses resulting from the rush to publish. Now in this fourth volume of the acclaimed Lessons of Modern War series, military analyst Anthony H. Cordesman, with defense consultant Abraham R. Wagner, has produced what must be considered the definitive study of the Gulf War.Anthony Cordesman draws careful conclusions based on extensive research from a wide variety of sources, including newly declassified documents; official military reports; informal review and commentary by U.S. military services and British, French, Egyptian, and Saudi officers; interviews; and field research in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and southern Iraq as well as Cordesman’s own firsthand observations of the unfolding battle for Kuwait in his capacity as military analyst for ABC News and a year of research on the war as fellow at the Wilson Center. Abraham Wagner contributes his unique experience in intelligence and command-and-control issues.The book examines in unprecedented detail the efforts of all the members of the coalition, not just the United States. The authors are careful to distinguish between the general lessons about warfare that can be drawn from the Gulf War and those that are unique to this conflict. Throughout the book, the authors offer enough data to enable the reader to consider alternatives to Cordesman and Wagner’s own highly authoritative conclusions.The many lessons presented in this book cover the whole range of political, strategic, tactical, technical, and human elements of this conflict. The authors’ analysis is based on the dynamic interaction of all of these factors, not just static bean-counting. The central lesson is that this highly complex web of human and technological developments has resulted in a new “military revolution” of profound significance for the history of modern war. Lessons of Modern War, Volume IV: The Gulf War explodes many myths, offers sometimes controversial conclusions, and is essential reading for anyone concerned about the “revolution in military affairs’’; peacekeeping; Gulf and energy security issues; and the new, but still dangerous, world in which we live.

The Iraq War

The Iraq War Author Anthony H. Cordesman
ISBN-10 0892064323
Release 2003
Pages 572
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"In April of 2003, a stunned world looked on as the armed forces of the United States and Britain conducted a lightning-fast military campaign against Iraq. Confounding predictions of failure, the Anglo-American victory brought down not just the Iraqi regime, but also much of the conventional wisdom about modern war. But even as U.S. and British forces occupied Basra, Tikrit, and Mosul, the Iraqi nation slipped into anarchy - and new military and security challenges emerged." "In this book, respected military analyst Anthony Cordesman provides the first in-depth examination of the key issues swirling around the most significant U.S. war since Vietnam. Finding answers is essential if we are to understand the United States' awesome power and its place in a new age of international terror and regional conflict. Finding answers is also essential if we are to draw the proper lessons and understand the new challenges of conflict termination, peacemaking, and nation building."--BOOK JACKET.

Strategy Strikes Back

Strategy Strikes Back Author Max Brooks
ISBN-10 9781640120792
Release 2018-05
Pages 280
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The most successful film franchise of all time, Star Wars thrillingly depicts an epic multigenerational conflict fought a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But the Star Wars saga has as much to say about successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Strategy Strikes Back brings together over thirty of today's top military and strategic experts, including generals, policy advisors, seasoned diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, science fiction writers, war journalists, and ground‑level military officers, to explain the strategy and the art of war by way of the Star Wars films. Each chapter of Strategy Strikes Back provides a relatable, outside‑the‑box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. A chapter on the case for planet building on the forest moon of Endor by World War Z author Max Brooks offers a unique way to understand our own sustained engagement in war-ravaged societies such as Afghanistan. Another chapter on the counterinsurgency waged by Darth Vader against the Rebellion sheds light on the logic behind past military incursions in Iraq. Whether using the destruction of Alderaan as a means to explore the political implications of targeting civilians, examining the pivotal decisions made by Yoda and the Jedi Council to differentiate strategic leadership in theory and in practice, or considering the ruthlessness of Imperial leaders to explain the toxicity of top-down leadership in times of war and battle, Strategy Strikes Back gives fans of Star Wars and aspiring military minds alike an inspiring and entertaining means of understanding many facets of modern warfare. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Star Wars itself.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare Author Professor John Buckley
ISBN-10 9781409499534
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 486
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This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare. It offers a refreshing analysis of key issues in modern warfare, not only in terms of the conduct of war and the wider complexities and ramifications of modern conflict, but also concepts of war, the crucial shifts in the structure of warfare, and the morality and legality of the use of force in a post-9/11 age.

Winning the War on War

Winning the War on War Author Joshua S. Goldstein
ISBN-10 9781101549087
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 400
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Everyone knows: wars are getting worse, more civilians are dying, and peacemaking achieves nothing, right? Wrong. Despite all the bad-news headlines, peacekeeping is working. Fewer wars are starting, more are ending, and those that remain are smaller and more localized. But peace doesn’t just happen; it needs to be put into effect. Moreover, understanding the global decline in armed conflict is crucial as America shifts to an era of lower military budgets and operations. Preeminent scholar of international relations, Joshua Goldstein, definitively illustrates how decades of effort by humanitarian aid agencies, popular movements—and especially the United Nations—have made a measureable difference in reducing violence in our times. Goldstein shows how we can continue building on these inspiring achievements to keep winning the war on war. This updated and revised edition includes more information on a post-9-11 world, and is a perfect compendium for those wishing to learn more about the United States’ armed conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Lessons of Modern War The Afghan and Falklands conflicts

The Lessons of Modern War  The Afghan and Falklands conflicts Author Anthony H. Cordesman
ISBN-10 0813309565
Release 1990-03-30
Pages 471
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Bd. I dækker det arabisk-israelske våbenkapløb mellem 1973 og 1989 samt Yom Kippurkrigen 1973 og Libanon 1982. Bd. II dækker Iran-Irak krigen 1980-1989. Bd. III dækker Falklandskrigen 1982 og Afghanistankrigen 1979-1989 samt en samlet konklusion af tre-bindsværket.

Global Insurgency and the Future of Armed Conflict

Global Insurgency and the Future of Armed Conflict Author Aaron Karp
ISBN-10 9781134124152
Release 2010-04-05
Pages 320
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This volume covers a timely debate in contemporary security studies: can armed forces adjust to the rising challenge of insurgency and terrorism, the greatest transformation in warfare since the birth of the international system? Containing essays by leading international security scholars and military professionals, it explores the Fourth-Generation Warfare thesis and its implications for security planning in the twenty-first century. No longer confined to the fringes of armed conflict, guerrilla warfare and terrorism increasingly dominate world-wide military planning. For the first time since the Vietnam War ended, the problems of insurgency have leapt to the top of the international security agenda and virtually all countries are struggling to protect themselves against terrorist threats. Coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq are bogged down by an insurgency, and are being forced to rely on old warfare tactics rather than modern technologies to destroy their adversaries. These theorists argue that irregular warfare—insurgencies and terrorism—has evolved over time and become progressively more sophisticated and difficult to defeat as it is not centred on high technology and state of the art weaponry. Global Insurgency and the Future of Armed Conflict will be of interest to students of international security, strategic studies and terrorism studies.

Waging Modern War

Waging Modern War Author Wesley K. Clark
ISBN-10 1586481398
Release 2002
Pages 479
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A behind-the-scenes look at contemporary warfare recounts the author's experiences at the head of NATO forces in Kosovo, explaining why the lessons of Kosovo are applicable to the war against terrorism.

Piercing the Fog of War

Piercing the Fog of War Author Brian L. Steed
ISBN-10 0760335230
Release 2009-04-15
Pages 306
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A primer in meeting the shock of the new, through case studies of military aberrations from the classical to the modern era.

Knife Fights

Knife Fights Author John A. Nagl
ISBN-10 9780143127765
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 270
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An influential Army officer traces the Gulf War experiences that shaped his perspectives on the changing nature of conventional combat and his then-discounted views about terrorism, citing his role in coauthoring the military's new counterinsurgency field manual. 30,000 first printing.

The Utility of Force

The Utility of Force Author Rupert Smith
ISBN-10 9780307267412
Release 2007-01-16
Pages 448
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From a highly decorated general, a brilliant new way of understanding war and its role in the twenty-first century. Drawing on his vast experience as a commander during the first Gulf War, and in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Northern Ireland, General Rupert Smith gives us a probing analysis of modern war. He demonstrates why today’s conflicts must be understood as intertwined political and military events, and makes clear why the current model of total war has failed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other recent campaigns. Smith offers a compelling contemporary vision for how to secure our world and the consequences of ignoring the new, shifting face of war. From the Trade Paperback edition.

On War

On War Author Carl von Clausewitz
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025380879
Release 1908
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On War has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from On War also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full On War book for free.

Civilians and Modern War

Civilians and Modern War Author Daniel Rothbart
ISBN-10 9780415693936
Release 2012
Pages 354
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This book explores the issue of civilian devastation in modern warfare, focusing on the complex processes that effectively establish civilians’ identity in times of war. Underpinning the physicality of war’s tumult are structural forces that create landscapes of civilian vulnerability. Such forces operate in four sectors of modern warfare: nationalistic ideology, state-sponsored militaries, global media, and international institutions. Each sector promotes its own constructions of civilian identity in relation to militant combatants: constructions that prove lethal to the civilian noncombatant who lacks political power and decision-making capacity with regards to their own survival. Civilians and Modern Warprovides a critical overview of the plight of civilians in war, examining the political and normative underpinnings of the decisions, actions, policies, and practices of major sectors of war. The contributors seek to undermine the ‘tunnelling effect’ of the militaristic framework regarding the experiences of noncombatants. This book will be of much interest to students of war and conflict studies, ethics, conflict resolution, and IR/Security Studies.

Bees and Spiders

Bees and Spiders Author Brian L. Steed
ISBN-10 9781628575927
Release 2014-04
Pages 204
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Declining budgets and withdrawing military forces seem to spell a period of diminishing influence for U.S. business and government officials overseas. Not so! Bees and Spiders provides answers on how to develop real influence that does not come through massive military presence or big budgets. These answers promote the idea of influence through developing relationships. Such relationships can provide influence that lasts even when there is little money and few military forces. This influence is lasting because it is empathy-based. Bees and Spiders explains the critical nature of developing empathy, and provides usable and useful recommendations for turning simple understanding into the possibility of seeing the world from another perspective. Brian L. Steed is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and currently serves as an instructor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He served in the Middle East for more than eight and a half years. During that time he was an officer in the Jordanian Army, a liaison to the Israel Defense Forces, an advisor and analyst in Iraq, and responsible for coordinating all training between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates. He has traveled extensively to nearly every Arabic-speaking country. This book comes from a seminar series he designed and taught to help advisers, and was later used for business executives in the United Arab Emirates. His three previous books are about applied history, and military and organizational theory. Publisher's website: http: //