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xi, 424 pages ; 23 cm
Roughly once every generation, a powerful, highly influential organization within the Chinese People's Liberation Army releases a new edition of the Science of Military Strategy (SMS), a comprehensive and authoritative study which details the strategic approach that the Chinese military will take in the coming years in response to the threats and challenges facing China. The recent release of a new edition of SMS signals the potential for dramatic shifts in the PLA's approach to a number of strategic questions, but the book remains underutilized by many Western China analysts due to the lack of both an English translation and expert analysis to place these changes into context. China's Evolving Military Strategy aims to bring knowledge of these important developments to a mass audience of China watchers, policymakers, and the broader foreign policy community by providing a sector-by-sector analysis of changes in the PLA's thinking and approach from the previous edition of SMS to the present. Each chapter addresses the implications for a different portion of the Chinese military, ranging from the air, sea, and space domains to cyberspace and electromagnetic warfare, and each is written by one of the world's foremost experts on that subsection of China's military development. China's Evolving Military Strategy will serve as the cornerstone reference for a generation to come on one of China's most important declarations of its military-strategic goals and intentions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780985504533 20170418
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221 pages ; 18 cm
  • Le dispositif de défense dans l'État, de de Gaulle à aujourd'hui -- Aux origines de la pensée militaire du général de Gaulle -- Une refondation gaullienne du processus de décision politico-militaire ? -- La chaîne de commandement face à la conduite des opérations -- La présence militaire de la France à l'échelle mondiale, depuis la décolonisation et l'émergence du nucléaire -- La France et l'OTAN, de de Gaulle à aujourd'hui -- La France et l'Europe de la défense -- Présence dans le monde et capacité de réaction de la France aujourd'hui -- Les outils stratégiques de l'indépendance : hommes, industries, capacités -- Les outils scientifiques, technologiques et industriels de l'indépendance nationale -- Diplomatie de défense et rayonnement géostratégique -- Renseignement et capacités d'anticipation.
""Nous ne sommes la France que parce que nous avons toujours combattu": la préoccupation de la défense est la "dignité suprême entre tous ordres d'activité", écrit le général de Gaulle. En matière de défense, vivons-nous encore de son héritage? Si celui-ci est souvent résumé en quelques principes bien connus (force de frappe, sortie du commandement intégré de l'OTAN, politique d'indépendance nationale), il peut également donner des clés pour mieux comprendre les enjeux d'avenir. à l'heure où la France doit faire face à de nouveaux défis en matière de sécurité et de défense, nés de la menace terroriste et de ce qu'elle implique (opérations extérieures, modernisation de l'OTAN et relance de la défense européenne), au retour des Etats-puissances ou aux questions de cyberdéfense. Cet ouvrage propose une synthèse de trois journées d'études organisées par la Fondation Charles de Gaulle explorant trois thématiques: comment fonctionne notre chaîne de décision et de commandement ? Comment définir la présence militaire de la France à l'échelle mondiale? Quels sont les piliers d'une politique d'indépendance nationale ?"--Page 4 of cover.
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xiv, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Preface: Water Stories vii Acknowledgments xi Introduction. Water Works 1 Interlude. A City in the Sea 25 1. Scare Cities 29 Interlude. Fieldwork 61 2. Settlement 65 Interlude. Renewing Water 95 3. Time Pe (On Time) 97 Interlude. Flood 127 4. Social Work 131 Interlude. River/Sewer 159 5. Leaks 161 Interlude. Jharna (Spring) 191 6. Disconnection 193 Interlude. Miracles 219 Conclusion 223 Notes 239 References 265 Index 289.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822362692 20170515
In Hydraulic City Nikhil Anand explores the politics of Mumbai's water infrastructure to demonstrate how citizenship emerges through the continuous efforts to control, maintain, and manage the city's water. Through extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Mumbai's settlements, Anand found that Mumbai's water flows, not through a static collection of pipes and valves, but through a dynamic infrastructure built on the relations between residents, plumbers, politicians, engineers, and the 3,000 miles of pipe that bind them. In addition to distributing water, the public water network often reinforces social identities and the exclusion of marginalized groups, as only those actively recognized by city agencies receive legitimate water services. This form of recognition-what Anand calls "hydraulic citizenship"-is incremental, intermittent, and reversible. It provides residents an important access point through which they can make demands on the state for other public services such as sanitation and education. Tying the ways Mumbai's poorer residents are seen by the state to their historic, political, and material relations with water pipes, the book highlights the critical role infrastructures play in consolidating civic and social belonging in the city.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822362692 20170515
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178 pages ; 22 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction. Neglect, Dust and Xerography
  • From Control Revolution to Age of Generative Systems
  • Open Secrets and Imagined Terrorisms
  • Xerography, Publics and Counterpublics
  • Eros, Thanatos, Xerox
  • Requiem at the Copy Machine Museum.
This is the story of how the xerographic copier, or "Xerox machine, " became a creative medium for artists and activists during the last few decades of the twentieth century. Paper jams, mangled pages, and even fires made early versions of this clunky office machine a source of fear, rage, dread, and disappointment. But eventually, xerography democratized print culture by making it convenient and affordable for renegade publishers, zinesters, artists, punks, anarchists, queers, feminists, street activists, and others to publish their work and to get their messages out on the street. The xerographic copier adjusted the lived and imagined margins of society, Eichhorn argues, by supporting artistic and political expression and mobilizing subcultural movements. Eichhorn describes early efforts to use xerography to create art and the occasional scapegoating of urban copy shops and xerographic technologies following political panics, using the post-9/11 raid on a Toronto copy shop as her central example. She examines New York's downtown art and punk scenes of the 1970s to 1990s, arguing that xerography -- including photocopied posters, mail art, and zines -- changed what cities looked like and how we experienced them. And she looks at how a generation of activists and artists deployed the copy machine in AIDS and queer activism while simultaneously introducing the copy machine's gritty, DIY aesthetics into international art markets. Xerographic copy machines are now defunct. Office copiers are digital, and activists rely on social media more than photocopied posters. And yet, Eichhorn argues, even though we now live in a post-xerographic era, the grassroots aesthetics and political legacy of xerography persists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262033961 20160619
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xii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Against exercise
  • Afternoon of the sex children
  • On food
  • Octomom and the market in babies
  • The concept of experience (the meaning of life, part I)
  • Radiohead, or the philosophy of pop
  • Punk: the right kind of pain
  • Learning to rap
  • Gut-level legislation, or redistribution (the meaning of life, part II)
  • The reality of reality television
  • Wetube
  • What was the hipster?
  • Anaesthetic ideology (the meaning of life, part III)
  • Mogadishu, Baghdad, Troy, or heroes without war
  • Seeing through police
  • Thoreau trailer park (the meaning of life, part IV).
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xviii, 234 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Preface / Betsy Reed
  • Foreword: Elected by circumstance / Edward Snowden
  • The drone legacy / Jeremy Scahill
  • Death and the watchlist / Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux
  • Why I leaked the watchlist documents / Anonymous
  • Find, fix, finish / Jeremy Scahill
  • The kill chain / Cora Currier
  • The heart of the drone maze / Jeremy Scahill
  • Target Africa / Nick Turse
  • Death by metadata / Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald
  • Firing blind / Cora Currier and Peter Maass
  • Stingrays at home / Jeremy Scahill and Margot Williams
  • The life and death of Objective Peckham / Ryan Gallagher
  • Manhunting in the Hindu Kush / Ryan Devereaux
  • Afterword: War without end / Glenn Greenwald.
Major revelations about the US government s drone program bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website "The Intercept "expose stunning new details about America s secret assassination policy. When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground and are authorized only when an imminent threat is present and there is near certainty that the intended target will be killed. The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been "trust, but don t verify." The online magazine "The Intercept" exploded this secrecy when it obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military s kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Whether through the use of drones, night raids, or new platforms yet to be employed, these documents show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy. The classified documents reveal that Washington s fourteen-year targeted killing campaign suffers from an overreliance on flawed signals intelligence, an apparently incalculable civilian toll, and an inability to extract potentially valuable intelligence from terror suspects. This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been deliberately obscured from the public and insulated from democratic debate. "The Assassination Complex" allows us to understand at last the circumstances under which the US government grants itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal. The book will include original contributions from Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501144134 20160704
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xv, 285 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: national duties
  • 1. Why the United States?
  • 2. Fifteen years of war
  • 3. The American hand
  • 4. China
  • 5. Jihadis
  • 6. Dangerous states
  • 7. Ungoverned space and the commons
  • 8. The logic of hard power
  • Postscript: the eagle's head.
"Speak softly and carry a big stick" Theodore Roosevelt famously said in 1901, when the United States was emerging as a great power. It was the right sentiment, perhaps, in an age of imperial rivalry but today many Americans doubt the utility of their global military presence, thinking it outdated, unnecessary or even dangerous. In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohen--a scholar and practitioner of international relations--disagrees. He argues that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy. While acknowledging that the US must be careful about why, when, and how it uses force, he insists that its international role is as critical as ever, and armed force is vital to that role. Cohen explains that American leaders must learn to use hard power in new ways and for new circumstances. The rise of a well-armed China, Russia's conquest of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, and the spread of radical Islamist movements like ISIS are some of the key threats to global peace. If the United States relinquishes its position as a strong but prudent military power, and fails to accept its role as the guardian of a stable world order we run the risk of unleashing disorder, violence and tyranny on a scale not seen since the 1930s. The US is still, as Madeleine Albright once dubbed it, "the indispensable nation.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465044726 20170206
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175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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x, 340 pages ; 24 cm
  • The evolution of U.S. nuclear policy and posture since the end of the Cold War
  • The first new problem : nuclear-armed regional challengers
  • The new regional deterrence strategy
  • The second new problem : relations with Putin's Russia
  • The evolving relationship with China
  • Extended deterrence and strategic stability in Europe
  • Extended deterrence and strategic stability in Northeast Asia
  • The broader nuclear assurance agenda
  • Conclusions
  • Epilogue : implications for future strategy, policy, and posture reviews.
This book is a counter to the conventional wisdom that the United States can and should do more to reduce both the role of nuclear weapons in its security strategies and the number of weapons in its arsenal. The case against nuclear weapons has been made on many groundsincluding historical, political, and moral. But, Brad Roberts argues, it has not so far been informed by the experience of the United States since the Cold War in trying to adapt deterrence to a changed world, and to create the conditions that would allow further significant changes to U.S. nuclear policy and posture. Drawing on the author's experience in the making and implementation of U.S. policy in the Obama administration, this book examines that real world experience and finds important lessons for the disarmament enterprise. Central conclusions of the work are that other nuclear-armed states are not prepared to join the United States in making reductions, and that unilateral steps by the United States to disarm further would be harmful to its interests and those of its allies. The book ultimately argues in favor of patience and persistence in the implementation of a balanced approach to nuclear strategy that encompasses political efforts to reduce nuclear dangers along with military efforts to deter them. ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804797139 20160619
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xxii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Part I: Background Factors 1. Weapons and Technology in China's Military History 2. Arming the PLA in Its Early Decades 3. Politics and Professionalism in China's Arms Production System Part II: Military Procurement Decisions in the Reform Era 4. Setting Priorities - From Ideology to Pragmatism in China's Military Procurement 5. Military Procurement under Conditions of Declining Threat 6. Military Procurement, Leadership Transition and the End of the Cold war 7. Military Technology Modernization at Last 8. The Buildup of World Power Capability Conclusion: Explaining China's Military Procurement Decisions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900646 20160618
The decisions that shape the policy of weapons procurement are an important area of national security policy. This is all the more true for China, which during recent decades has vacillated between different sources and directions of military build-up. This book explores the politics of military procurement in China under the successive leaderships of Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao. It shows how China's political and military leaders have sought to adjust military procurement policy to meet China's strategic objectives, to relate it to non-military needs, to strike a balance between the import of weapons and indigenous production, and to determine the connections between hardware and other components of military power. Exploring in detail five major shifts in the nation's military procurement, it traces the considerations and negotiations among China's civilian and military leaderships. By doing so, it offers both a conceptual framework and empirical grounds for evaluating the factors that shape China's military procurement directions, as well as their limitations, prospects, and operational implications. As the first book to study comprehensively and systematically the attributes shaping China's military procurement, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Chinese politics, Chinese history and military and strategic studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900646 20160618
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xiii, 304 pages : maps ; 25 cm
This book examines China's national security strategy by looking at the threemajor elements-foreign policy, energy security, and naval power-allinteractive and major influences on China's future and its relations with theUnited States. A decade and a half into the twenty-first century, Beijing requires reliableaccess to energy resources, the navy to defend that access, and foreignpolicies to navigate safely toward its goals. Most importantly, the People'sLiberation Army-Navy (PLAN) must be able to safeguard China's regionalmaritime interests, especially the sovereignty disputes involving Taiwan andthe Yellow, East China, and South China Seas. Many Chinese naval officersand analysts think the United States is determined to contain China andprevent it from achieving the dominant historical position to which it is entitled.This view has been strengthened by Washington's shift to Asia, transfer ofnaval units to the Pacific, and the March 2015 Maritime Strategy released bythe U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. China's relationship with the United States is vital to both countries and to theworld. The relationship is based on both common and divergent interests ineconomics, military operations, and political goals and methods. China'sinternational trading economy and ambition for a world-class navy requireeffective foreign diplomacy and participation in global affairs. This policytrifecta in large part defines China's posture to the world. Beijing isapproximately halfway toward its mid-century goal of deploying a navy capableof defending China's perceived maritime interests. China's priorities followPresident Xi Jinping's definition of national security as "comprehensive, encompassing politics, the military, the economy, technology, the environmentand culture." What this means for future Chinese foreign policy choices, asnaval modernization and energy security concerns enable different courses ofaction, lies at the center of this book's conclusions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612518381 20170109
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xi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • A typology of nuclear strategies
  • Force structure variance
  • China's nuclear strategy
  • The influence of America
  • The influence of regional powers
  • The influence of prestige.
Behind the buildup While the world's attention is focused on the nuclearization of NorthKorea and Iran and the nuclear brinkmanship between India and Pakistan, China is believed to have doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal, making it "the forgotten nuclear power, " as described in Foreign Affairs. Susan Turner Haynes analyzes China's buildup and its diversification of increasingly mobile, precise, and sophisticated nuclear weapons. Haynes provides context and clarity to this complex global issue through an analysis of extensive primary source research and lends insight into questions of why China, is the only nuclear-weapon state recognizedunder the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty that continues to pursuequalitative and quantitative advancements to its nuclear force. As the gap between China's nuclear force and the forces of the nuclearsuperpowers narrows against the expressed interest of many nuclearas well as non-nuclear states, Chinese Nuclear Proliferation offers policy prescriptions to curtail China's nuclear growth and to assuage fearsthat the "American World Order" presents a direct threat to China'snational security. Presenting technical concepts with minimal jargon, in a straightforward style, this book will be of use to casual Chinawatchers and military experts alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612348216 20161228
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xi, 236 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. A second American century
  • 2. Science and the hegemon : speaking truth to power
  • 3. Power, polarity, and hegemony in the twenty-first century
  • 4. Science and the American state : mobilizing democracy
  • 5. Science and diplomacy : U.S. hegemony and the rise of the rest
  • 6. Science and global governance at the final frontier
  • 7. Science, grand strategy, and prospects for American influence.
In Courting Science, Damon Coletta offers a novel explanation for the decline of American leadership in world affairs. Whether the American Century ends sooner rather than later may depend on America's capacity for self-reflection and, ultimately, self-restraint when it comes to science, technology, and engineering. Democracy's affinity for advanced technology has to be balanced against scientific research and progress as a global enterprise. In an era of rising challengers to America's lead in the international order and an increasingly globalized civil society, a "Scientific State" has a better chance of extending its dominance. In order to draw closer to this ideal, though, the United States will have to reconsider its grand strategy. It must have a strategy that scrutinizes how tightly it constrains, how narrowly it directs, and how far it trusts American scientists. If given the opportunity, scientists have the potential to lead a second American Century through domestic science and technology policy, international diplomacy, and transnational networks for global governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804798945 20160704
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375 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
  • Forord
  • Baggrund : Nedgangen for den europæiske værftsindustri
  • Problemformulering, teori og metode
  • Lukningen af B&W i 1980
  • Introduktion til værftets historie
  • Sommeren og efteråret 1979 : Likviditetsproblemer : Forhandlinger med MAN
  • Vinteren 1979-80 : Udskillelsen af B&W Diesel
  • Foråret 1980 : Bestyrelsen udskiftes : B&W sælger ud
  • B&W Diesel efter salget til MAN-koncernen
  • Marts 1980 : Etableringen af B&W Scandinavian Contractor
  • Marts 1980 : Etableringen af B&W Energi
  • Juli 1980 : Etableringen af Burmeister & Wain Skibsværft
  • September 1980 : Etableringen af B&W Shipbuilding Service
  • Salget af de øvrige virksomheder fra B&W-koncernen
  • Sammenfatning
  • Lukningen af Nakskov Skibsværft i 1986-87
  • Introduktion til værftets historie
  • Maj 1982-december 1983 : de første tanker om at lukke værftet
  • Januar 1984-maj 1986 : Offshoresatsningen
  • Maj 1986-august 1986 : ØK skrider ind : Etableringen af fonden Lalandia Invest
  • Juli 1986-januar 1987 : Etableringen af erhvervsparken Nakskov Skibsværft
  • Oktober 1986 : Etableringen af Skibs- og Maskin Consult
  • Marts 1987 : Etableringen af konsulentvirksomheden Viktor Møller
  • November 1987 : Etableringen af Remming & Co.
  • Juli 1988 : Etabieringen af Nakskov Skibsentreprise
  • April 1989 : Etabieringen af BM Sektionsbyggeri
  • Investeringsselskabet Lalandia Invest 1986-1994
  • Værftsområdet efter år 2000 : Etabieringen af Vestas' vindmøllefabrik
  • Sammenfatning
  • Lukningen af Aalborg Værft i 1987-88
  • Introduktion til vaerftets historie
  • 1985-1986 : Rekordunderskuddet og McKinsey-rapporten
  • Januar 1987 : Etabieringen af Danyard : den nye virksomhedsstruktur
  • Januar 1987 : Etabieringen af Aalborg Boilers
  • April 1987 : Etabieringen af Logimatic
  • Etabieringen af O.C. International i 1987 og Danish Interior i 1992
  • 1987 : Etabieringen af Dan Skilte
  • Januar 1987-marts 1988 : Lukningen af stålskibsværftet i Aalborg
  • Januar 1989 : Etabieringen af Danyard Aalborg
  • November 1989 : Etabieringen af Aalborg Stålkonstruktioner
  • Januar 1994 : Etabieringen af Aalborg Rør og Aalborg Aluminiumskonstruktioner
  • 1998 : Etabieringen af Nordjyllands Industriservice
  • Værftsgrunden frem til i dag : Fra NICA til Stuhrs Brygge
  • Sammenfatning
  • Lukningen af B&W Skibsværft i 1996
  • Introduktion til værftets historie
  • Juni 1993-juni 1994 : Forsøget på at styrke koncernens finansielle beredskab
  • Maj 1994-januar 1995 : Begyndende problemer : Ledelsen udskiftes
  • December 1994-maj 1995 : Splittelse i ledelsen : Aktionærerne skrider ind
  • Juni 1995 : Betalingsstandsning : Salget af BurWain Tankers International
  • Juli-december 1995 : Forsøgene på at rekonstruere værftet
  • Januar-april 1996 : Etabieringen af B&W Skibsværft af 1996 : Konkursen
  • Spinoffs fra B&W : BurWain Tankers, B&W Shipdesign og Refshaleøens Ej endomsselskab
  • Sammenfatning
  • Lukningen af Danyard Frederikshavn i 1999
  • Introduktion til værftets historie
  • Maj-september 1996 : Ledelsen udskiftes : Beslutningen om nedtrapning
  • 1996-1997 : Amin Shah og Malaysia-eventyret
  • December 1997-november 1998 : Jagten på investorer
  • Oktober 1998-februar 1999 : Beslutningen om lukning : Baggrunden for FME
  • Maj 1999 : Forsøget på at etablere et nyt værftsselskab
  • Maj 1999 : Etabieringen af Frederikshavn Maritime Erhvervspark
  • November 1999 : Etabieringen af Danyard Pipe
  • November 1999 : Etabieringen af Danyard Engineering
  • Marts 2000 : Videreførelsen af Danyard Aalborg
  • Værftsområdet frem til i dag : Fra fremstillingsaktiviteter til maritim service
  • Sammenfatning
  • Sammenlignende analyse : Lukningen af de danske stålskibsværfter 1980-2000
  • De danske værftslukninger : Brud eller kontinuitet?
  • Brug af kompetencerne fra de danske værfter frem til i dag
  • Medarbejderne fra de danske værfter
  • Afrunding og opsummering
  • English Summary
  • Forkortelser
  • Figurer
  • Tabeller
  • Kilder
  • Litteratur
  • Noter
  • Virksomhedsregister
  • Navneregister.
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xi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Drones 101
  • War remixed
  • Remote intimacy
  • Casualties
  • Arsenal of democracy?
  • Conclusion: peering over the horizon.
Drones are changing the conduct of war. Deployed at presidential discretion, they can be used in regular war zones or to kill people in such countries as Yemen and Somalia, where the United States is not officially at war. Advocates say that drones are more precise than conventional bombers, allowing warfare with minimal civilian deaths while keeping American pilots out of harm's way. Critics say that drones are cowardly and that they often kill innocent civilians while terrorizing entire villages on the ground. In this book, Hugh Gusterson explores the significance of drone warfare from multiple perspectives, drawing on accounts by drone operators, victims of drone attacks, anti-drone activists, human rights activists, international lawyers, journalists, military thinkers, and academic experts. Gusterson examines the way drone warfare has created commuter warriors and redefined the space of the battlefield. He looks at the paradoxical mix of closeness and distance involved in remote killing: is it easier than killing someone on the physical battlefield if you have to watch onscreen? He suggests a new way of understanding the debate over civilian casualties of drone attacks. He maps "ethical slippage" over time in the Obama administration's targeting practices. And he contrasts Obama administration officials' legal justification of drone attacks with arguments by international lawyers and NGOs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262034678 20160718
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xxxv, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Yemen: The Beginning Chapter 2: Afghanistan: The Land of the Unconquerable Chapter 3: Pakistan: America's Best Ally and Worst Enemy Chapter 4: Somalia: Lords of War Chapter 5: Libya: The Elimination of an Eccentric Dictator Chapter 6: Iraq and Syria: The Genesis of ISIS Conclusion: Is Targeted Killing Really Effective in the War on Terror? Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498526470 20170123
The United States has repeatedly used drones to kill terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen in an effort to decrease terrorism and the vitality of terrorist groups. Targeted killing through the use of drones has become a foreign policy weapon to keep the United States safe from further terrorist attacks. However, it is suspected that these killings has actually led to an increase in terrorist group recruitment, terrorist attacks, and empathy for the terrorist group from the local population in addition to several other unwanted repercussions. The two part research question this book attempts to answer is, "What is the effect of drone targeted killing on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen? And is it a successful method in the War on Terror?".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498526470 20170123
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157 pages : maps ; 21 cm
  • L'Encyclopédie est-elle perfectible -- L'Encyclopédie au quotidien : incidences du réel, échos d'une tâche ingrate dans la correspondance de Diderot -- La morale : l'Arlésienne de l'Encyclopédie ? -- La fin de l'Encyclopédie, c'est sa fin -- L'Encyclopédie est-elle une promesse -- Le projet de vocabulaire russe de Diderot -- Les traductions de l'Encyclopédie : Pin(ter)compréhension manquée ?
"Pourquoi 250 ans après, ouvrir l'Encyclopédie ? Parce que la société de gens de lettres qui lui a donné vie a répondu de manière exemplaire à une question qui est encore la nôtre au XXIe siècle, à savoir comment l'homme peut-il lutter contre les formes d'oppression et de terreur qui l'enserrent voire l'anéantissent ? Aujourd'hui, la confusion du politique et du religieux est d'une sinistre actualité par la montée en puissance d'un prétendu État islamique, ou de "Républiques religieuses" qui sont, en réalité, de véritables théocraties et dans l'essor de mouvements fondamentalistes y compris dans les pays démocratiques. Or le combat des encyclopédistes, leur analyse critique de la superstition, du fanatisme et des formes d'intolérance en général peut nous aider à fourbir nos propres armes de résistance à toutes les formes d'intégrisme, pour écraser ce que Voltaire et les encyclopédistes appelaient "l'infâme" et que nous appelons la barbarie criminelle."--Page 4 of cover.
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ix, 204 pages ; 24 cm
  • To change an army
  • The first battle of the next war
  • The central battle
  • The new warrior class
  • Hearts and minds revisited
  • Incubators, advocacy networks and organizational change.
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285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Second skin : what to wear to war
  • Boom box : automotive safety for people who drive on bomb
  • Fighting by ear : the conundrum of military noise
  • Below the belt : the cruelest shot of all
  • It could get weird: a salute to genital transplants
  • Carnage under fire : how do combat medics cope?
  • Sweating bullets : the war on heat
  • Leaky SEALs : diarrhea as a threat to national security
  • The maggot paradox : flies on the battlefield, for better and worse
  • What doesn't kill you will make you reek : a brief history of stink bombs
  • Old chum : how to make and test shark repellent
  • That sinking feeling : when things go wrong under the sea
  • Up and under : a submarine tries to sleep
  • Feedback from the fallen : how the dead help the living stay that way.
Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds. At Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, in east Africa, we learn how diarrhea can be a threat to national security. Roach samples caffeinated meat, sniffs an archival sample of a World War II stink bomb, and stays up all night with the crew tending the missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee. She answers questions not found in any other book on the military: Why is DARPA interested in ducks? How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit? Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors than sharks? Take a tour of duty with Roach, and you'll never see our nation's defenders in the same way again.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393245448 20160704
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)