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viii, pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Formed in 1916, the U.S. Army 31st Infantry Regiment-known as the Polar Bears-has fought in virtually every war in modern American history. This richly illustrated chronicle of the regiment's century of combat service covers their exploits on battlefields from Manila to Siberia-including Pork Chop Hill, Nui Chom Mountain and Iraq's Triangle of Death-along with their survival during the Bataan Death March and the years of brutal captivity that followed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476669090 20180813
Green Library
xi, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • List of figures, maps, tables and text boxes Foreword 1. Understanding the security environment 2. Thinking about security 3. Identity conflict 4. Failing states 5. Terrorism and extremism 6. Trafficking in drugs and small arms 7. Health and disease 8. Resource conflict and the environment 9. The African response 10. The international response 11. The future of African security Bibliography Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526122735 20180403
This book explores and analyses the evolving African security paradigm in light of the multitude of diverse threats and challenges facing the continent and the international community. It challenges current thinking and traditional security constructs as woefully inadequate to meet the real security needs of African governments and their 1 billion plus citizens in an increasingly globalised and interdependent world. Through the lens of human security the authors' examine the continent's most pressing security challenges-from identity conflict and failing states to terrorism, disease, and environmental degradation-and in doing so provide a comprehensive look at the complexities of building peace and stability in modern-day Africa. Not only does the book critically assess the state of progress in addressing security challenges, but it presents new strategies and tools for more effectively engaging Africans and the global community in their common search for solutions. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526122735 20180403
Green Library
viii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: History and heritage
  • After Appomattox: the Army in decline
  • Fetterman's chance: the fight on Lodge Trail Ridge
  • Joining up: enlisting in the Army
  • Against the odds: the Hayfield and Wagon Box Fights
  • Drill and marksmanship: learning the soldier's trade
  • Soldiering on the frontier: "Bring enough money to pay your own funeral expenses"
  • Shoulder straps and chevrons: privates, NCOs and officers
  • Books and baseball: soldiers' entertainments
  • Bacon, bread and coffee: Army rations
  • "The curse of the Army": alcohol and the soldier
  • Hard, horse-killing marches: campaigning on the frontier
  • Crime and punishment: "A 24-pound ball on a six-foot chain"
  • Patrol, pursuit and skirmish: the nature of combat in the Indian Wars
  • The desertion problem: "Giving the Army the grand bounce"
  • The color line: the Army and race
  • "Mr. Lo": the soldier and the Indian
  • Politics and a massacre: the Army's quest for control of the Indian Bureau
  • "A damned big fight": the 7th Cavalry at the Little Big Horn
  • The end of an era: the Pine Ridge Campaign and Wounded Knee
  • The War with Spain: a different Army for a different war
  • Waiting in the wings: the Spanish-American War in the training camps
  • Scandal and reform: the aftermath of the Spanish-American War
  • "A diabolical threat": the anti-canteen campaign
  • Soldiers of empire: the Army in the Philippines
  • The War in the Philippines: "Battles we never enlisted for..."
  • Into Mexico: the 1916 Punitive Expedition
  • Conclusion: The gathering storm
  • Appendix: Major campaigns and combat engagements of the Indian Wars, 1866-1890.
In the years following the Civil War, the U.S. Army underwent a long period of professional decline on the widening American frontier. Through the decades of the Indian Wars, American soldiers served out their enlistments in desert stations, prairie forts, mountain posts, and nameless places from Florida to Alaska. It was a hard life, where harsh weather, bad food, wretched living conditions, and long stretches of boredom were adversaries every bit as tough as Indian raiders. Desertion and alcoholism plagued the army, yet every year more men enlisted to take their chances as soldiers in blue for $13 a month in pay. Drawing on a wealth of soldiers' narratives and personal letters augmented with official records and contemporary sources, John Haymond examines what life was like for the ordinary American soldier during the years when the U.S. Army experienced some of its toughest challenges while also undergoing the greatest transformation in its history. Covering the Reconstruction Era, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, and the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, this is the common soldier's view of how the U.S. Army changed from a neglected frontier constabulary into an internationally-deployed force of empire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476667256 20180508
Green Library
383 pages : maps (chiefly color) ; 26 x 29 cm
  • Histoires d'atlas -- Les espaces cartographiques de l'ingénieur -- Le temps de l'invention (1594-1661) -- De la carte en feuille au "recueil de places fortes" -- L'âge d'or des atlas militaires manuscrits (1661-1774) Les règnes de Louis XIV et de Louis XV -- Catalogue raisonné des atlas conservés en Île-de-France -- Liste des atlas par fonds -- Bibliothèque du Service historique de la défense -- Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Cartes et plans -- Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Estampes et de la photographie -- Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Manuscrits -- Bibliothèque nationale de France, bibliothèque de l'Arsenal -- Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève -- Bibliothèque Mazarine -- Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne -- Bibliothèque Condé du château de Chantilly -- Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée nationale -- Bibliothèque de l'Institut de France -- Index des noms de lieux -- Index des noms de personnes.
"Aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, tandis que les grands ateliers cartographiques européens s'affairent à l'édition de luxueuses séries d'atlas universels pour leur clientèle la plus fortunée, c'est au plus près du terrain que les ingénieurs militaires façonnent patiemment leur propre conception de l'atlas militaire manuscrit, à bien des égards plus intimiste et secrète. Si leurs ouvrages se définissent toujours comme des "livres reliés de cartes et plans", ils adoptent des formes infiniment diverses, allant du simple "ramas" de documents utile à l'exercice de la profession à la "visite de places" commandée par l'administration militaire, en passant par le somptueux recueil dédicatoire. Dessinés à la plume et souvent rehaussés de lavis, ces recueils, conçus à des fins stratégiques, dressent le portrait inédit et toujours confondant de précision de provinces, païs, villes fortifiées et ouvrages militaires tour à tour défendus ou convoités par l'État monarchique. Cet ouvrage abondamment illustré, qui réunit une étude historique et un catalogue raisonné complété d'index de lieux et d'auteurs, présente pour la première fois, planche par planche, l'un des gisements cartographiques d'Ancien Régime les plus exceptionnels qui soient conservés dans les fonds d'Ile-de-France. Instrument de recherche inestimable pour l'histoire des villes, de l'architecture et des territoires, il éclaire l'ensemble des processus de réformation orchestrés en France entre les règnes d'Henri IV et de Louis XV, tout en faisant la part belle aux pays européens et aux États du Levant."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
xiii, 131 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Planning.- 3. Adherence.- 4. Fear and Transgression.- 5.Working.- 6. Conclusion.- 7. Bibliography.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319754703 20180806
This book is the first major study of the blackout in the Second World War. Developing a comparative history of this system of civil defense in Britain and Germany, it begins by exploring how the blackout was planned for in both countries, and how the threat of aerial bombing framed its development. It then examines how well the blackout was adhered to, paying particular regard to the tension between its military value and the difficulties it caused civilians. The book then moves on to discuss how the blackout undermined the perception of security on the home front, especially for women. The final chapter examines the impact of the blackout on industry and transport. Arguing that the blackout formed an integral part in mobilising and legitimating British and German wartime discourses of community, fairness and morality, the book explores its profound impact on both countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319754703 20180806
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
240 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xxxviii, 392 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
412 pages ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 159 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Education, Security and Intelligence Studies Liam Gearon 1. Intelligence studies, universities and security Anthony Glees 2. Extremism and neo-liberal education policy: A contextual critique of the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools James Arthur 3. Neither villains nor victims: Towards an educational perspective on radicalisation Stijn Sieckelinck, Femke Kaulingfreks and Micha De Winter 4. The politicisation and securitisation of religious education? A rejoinder Robert Jackson 5. Thinking interestingly: The use of game play to enhance learning and facilitate critical thinking within a Homeland Security curriculum Keith Cozine 6. A golden age of security and education? Adult education for civil defence in the United States 1950-1970 John Preston.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138088276 20180129
With intensified threats to global security from international terrorism worldwide, education systems themselves face these same unprecedented security threats. Schools and universities have become marked loci of interest for the monitoring of extremism and counter-terrorism by security and intelligence agencies. The relationship between education systems and national security is nothing new though - it extends in surprising and unexpected ways into territory which is by turns open and covert, even secret. Acknowledging the genuine political and security concerns which have drawn educational systems ever closer to the intelligence community, this book shows how and why this has happened, and explains why the relationship between education and the security and intelligence communities extends beyond contemporary concerns with counter-terrorism. As the title of this book demonstrates, this is as much an intellectual challenge as a security struggle. Education, Security and Intelligence Studies thus critically engages with multi-disciplinary perspectives on a complex and contentious interface: between systems of often secret and covert national security and intelligence and open systems of national education. Delving into difficult to access and often closely guarded aspects of public life, the book provides the pathfinding groundwork and theoretical modelling for research into a complex of little explored institutional and epistemological interconnectedness between universities and the security and intelligence agencies. This book was originally published as a special issue of the British Journal of Educational Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138088276 20180129
Education Library (Cubberley)
110 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
viii, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Prologue
  • Tehran, 1980
  • Childhood, Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Beirut
  • Grenada
  • The Far East
  • First Gulf War
  • FBI special assignment
  • Black Hawk down
  • Haiti
  • Spain
  • Afghanistan
  • Darfur
  • Combined Joint Task Force Paladin
  • 10th Group Special Forces
  • Epilogue: Hearts and minds.
Over 100 combat missions, 24 years as a Green Beret--Full Battle Rattle tells the legend of a soldier who served America in every war since Vietnam. Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji served on Special Forces A teams longer than anyone in history, completing over a hundred combat missions in Afghanistan. Changiz is a Special Forces legend. He also happens to be the first Muslim Green Beret. Changiz served this country starting with Operation Eagle Claw in 1980, when he entered Tehran on a one-man mission to spy on Iranian soldiers guarding the US Embassy where 52 US diplomats were being held hostage. Three years later, he was in Beirut, Lebanon when a suicide car bomb exploded in front of the US Embassy killing 83 people. Weeks after that, he was shot by Hezbollah terrorists on a night mission. In Operation Iraqi Freedom, he led a convoy that was ambushed on its way to Fallujah. He was clearing houses in Mogadishu, Somalia on October, 1993 when a US Black Hawk helicopter was shot down 50 feet away from him in the incident that inspired Black Hawk Down. In 2002, he dressed as a farmer and snuck into Eastern Afghanistan and located Osama Bin Laden for the CIA. Along the way, Changiz earned numerous commendations, including the Special Forces Legion of Merit, Purple Hearts, and many others. Last year he was nominated for induction in Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and cited as "the finest noncommissioned officer to ever serve in Special Forces." His story is an amazing tale of perseverance and courage, of combat and one man's love of his adopted country.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 681 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
An in-depth, finely detailed portrait of the German Army from its greatest victory in 1871 to its final collapse in 1918, this volume offers the most comprehensive account ever given of one of the critical pillars of the German Empire-and a chief architect of the military and political realities of late nineteenth-century Europe. Written by two of the world's leading authorities on the subject, Imperial Germany and War, 1871-1918 examines the most essential components of the imperial German military system, with an emphasis on such foundational areas as theory, doctrine, institutional structures, training, and the officer corps. In the period between 1871 and 1918, rapid technological development demanded considerable adaptation and change in military doctrine and planning. Consequently, the authors focus on theory and practice leading up to World War I and upon the variety of adaptations that became necessary as the war progressed-with unique insights into military theorists from Clausewitz to Moltke the Elder, Moltke the Younger, Schlichting, and Schlieffen. Ranging over the entire history of the German Empire, Imperial Germany and War, 1871-1918 presents a picture of unprecedented scope and depth of one of the most widely studied, criticized, and imitated organizations in the modern world. The book will prove indispensable to an understanding of the Imperial German Army.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700626007 20180806
Green Library
xxiii, 470 pages ; 25 cm
  • Part One: Confronting a strategic nightmare. Israel's classic defense doctrine
  • Part Two: A strategic environment transformed. Israel's new strategic setting ; The changing military threat ; Nonmilitary threats ; Israeli society and national security
  • Part Three: Israel's strategic response. The classic military response in perspective ; The military response today ; Nuclear and regional arms control policy ; The foreign policy response ; The "special relationship"
  • Part Four: A national security strategy for an era of change. Primary conclusions ; Policy recommendations.
The most comprehensive study to date of Israel's national security. It combines an exhaustive analysis of the military, diplomatic, demographic and societal challenges Israel faces, with the responses it has developed, to present a detailed proposal for an overall new national security strategy, the first such Israeli strategy ever published.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190602932 20180521
Green Library
viii, 330 pages ; 24 cm
  • Table of ContentsContentsAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction Part I: Strategic AdaptationIntroduction to Part IChapter 1: IDF "Routine Security" and the Evolution of Hezbollah (1985-92)Chapter 2: Deterrence, Guerrilla Warfare, and the Establishment of the "Rules of the Game" (1993-99)Chapter 3: A Change in the Strategic Equation: The IDF Withdrawal from Lebanon (2000)Chapter 4: The Erosion of Deterrence, the 2006 War, and the Dahiya Doctrine (2000-17)Conclusion to Part I Part II: Operational AdaptationIntroduction to Part IIChapter 5: The Origins of the RMA in IsraelChapter 6: The RMA in Action: IDF Operations in Lebanon and Hezbollah's Adaptation in the 1990sChapter 7: The Rise of the IDF's Operational Theory Research Institute and Systemic Operational Design Chapter 8: The 2006 Lebanon War: Military Adaptation and CounteradaptationChapter 9: The Blame Game: A Reappraisal of the IDF's 2006 Operational ConceptConclusion to Part II ConclusionsAfterword: Back to the Future: IDF Force Planning and Hezbollah's Military Adaptation in Syria ChronologySelected BibliographyIndexAbout the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626166103 20180924
The ongoing conflict between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is now in its fourth decade and shows no signs of ending. Raphael D. Marcus examines this conflict since the formation of Hezbollah during Israel's occupation of Lebanon in the early 1980s. He critically evaluates events including Israel's long counterguerrilla campaign throughout the 1990s, the Israeli withdrawal in 2000, the 2006 summer war, and concludes with an assessment of current tensions on the border between Israel and Lebanon related to the Syrian civil war. Israel's Long War with Hezbollah is both the first complete military history of this decades-long conflict and an analysis of military innovation and adaptation. The book is based on unique fieldwork in Israel and Lebanon, extensive research into Hebrew and Arabic primary sources, and dozens of interviews Marcus conducted with Israeli defense officials, high-ranking military officers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), United Nations personnel, a Hezbollah official, and Western diplomats. As an expert on organizational learning, Marcus analyzes ongoing processes of strategic and operational innovation and adaptation by both the IDF and Hezbollah throughout the long guerrilla conflict. His conclusions illuminate the dynamics of the ongoing conflict and illustrate the complexity of military adaptation under fire. With Hezbollah playing an ongoing role in the civil war in Syria and the simmering hostilities on the Israel-Lebanon border, students, scholars, diplomats, and military practitioners with an interest in Middle Eastern security issues, Israeli military history, and military innovation and adaptation can ill afford to neglect this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626166103 20180924
Green Library
ix, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Japan's Evolving Regional Security Policy: The Quest for Strategic Partnerships, Bart Gaens 2. Japan's Relations with China, Shogo Suzuki 3. The US Pivot to the Asia-Pacific Region and Japan's Responses, Yoneyuki Sugita 4. India and Japan: the New Strategic Dimension, Harinder Sekhon 5. Australia-Japan Security Relations: Bridging the China Gap or a Bridge too Far? Michael Heazle 6. Japan's New Activism in ASEAN: China's Challenge and the Search for a New Regional Order in East Asia, Takeshi Yuzawa 7. Parameters of the Strategic Alliance between South Korea and Japan, Seon-Hyon Lee 8. The Europe-Japan Strategic Partnership - Values, Promises and Defense, Gauri Khandekar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138943599 20180226
As tensions between China and Japan increase, including over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan has adopted under Prime Minister Abe a new security posture. This involves, internally, adapting Japan's constitutional position on defence and, externally, building stronger international relationships in the Asia-Pacific region and more widely. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of these developments. It shows how trust and co-operation with the United States, the only partner with which Japan has a formal alliance, is being rebuilt, discusses how other relationships, both on security and on wider issues, are being formed, in the region and with European countries and the EU, with the relationships with India and Australia being of particular importance, and concludes by assessing the likely impact on the region of Japan's changing posture and new relationships.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138943599 20180226
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
R.C. Sherriff, author of Journey's End, the most famous play of the Great War, saw all his frontline service with the 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. This intense experience profoundly affected his writing and, through his play, it continues to have a powerful influence on our understanding of the conflict. Yet the story of his battalion has never been told in full until now. In The Journey's End Battalion, Michael Lucas gives a vivid account of its history. Using official and unofficial sources, diaries, letters, and British and German wartime records, he describes the individuals who served in it and the operations they took part in. He identifies the inspiration for Journey's End and considers how Sherriff delved into his experiences and those of his fellow soldiers in order to create his drama. So not only does the book shed new light on the wartime career of R.C. Sherriff, but it is a valuable record of the operation of a British battalion on the Western Front during the Great War.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526744487 20180530
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
What kind of nuclear strategy and posture does the United States need to defend itself and its allies? Contrary to conventional wisdom, this book explains why a robust nuclear posture, above and beyond a mere second-strike capability, contributes to a state's national security goals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190849184 20180604
262 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Prémices -- Les premiers supplétifs -- La naissance des Tirailleurs sénégalais -- Des troupes de conquête et de pacification de l'Afrique française -- La question du recrutement des troupes françaises dans les colonies -- La "Force noire" à la veille de la Première Guerre mondiale -- Quel bilan au début 1914 ? -- La Grande Guerre -- La "Force noire" -- Les recrutements -- Refus, révoltes et remobilisation -- Les veilles de démobilisation -- Apprendre -- Attendre la démobilisation -- Des liaisons amoureuses -- Sortir de la Grande Guerre -- La séparation du monde militaire -- Rester en France -- Racismes -- La négritude -- Revenir au pays -- Retour au foyer -- Remobiliser l'empire colonial -- Les perspectives de l'assimilation -- Au pays de l'incertitude -- Des gains ambivalents -- Des emplois -- Les gardes de cercle -- Les tirailleurs-interprètes -- Les aides-ethnologues -- Entre le maître et les sujets -- La mobilité sous l'uniforme -- Déceptions, contestations -- Le syndicalisme -- "La colonie en bigoudis" -- Des assimilations aux indépendances -- Les tirailleurs sénégalais démobilisés/remobilisés -- Le tirailleur Senghor -- L'essoufflement de l'assimilationnisme -- Le contexte devient international -- Les mouvements et les porte-voix indépendantistes -- La reconversion des tirailleurs en soldats de métier -- Contrition postcoloniale -- L'inversion des espoirs -- Comme une alternative, art et politique.
"Les tirailleurs dits "sénégalais" sont nés de l'ordre colonial et des besoins militaires de la métropole. Engagés dans des guerres entre puissances européennes, ils sont plusieurs centaines de milliers à être montés au front durant les deux guerres mondiales. Sous l'uniforme français, ces soldats ne sont plus fils d'agriculteur, d'artisan ou de pasteur ; ils appartiennent à l'ordre guerrier et combattent pour l'empire colonial. Une fois démobilisés, ils retrouvent un environnement qui n'est plus tout à fait le leur. Ils ont vécu les horreurs de la guerre, ont souffert avec leurs compagnons d'armes de métropole, vu la France sous un autre jour. L'histoire des tirailleurs sénégalais est largement oubliée, leurs engagements en Afrique même sont encore méconnus. Pierre Bouvier fait le récit de leur enrôlement parfois violent, de leur démobilisation, de leur retour sur le sol natal et de leur rôle dans la marche vers les indépendances."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 216 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Marzieh Kouhi Esfahani 1. Shifts in the Global Nuclear Landscape Shashank Joshi 2. A Nuclear Revival? The Changing Role of Nuclear Weapons in Global Security Christoph Bluth 3. Nuclear Security - Transcending the Policy Objectives of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime Bahram Ghiassee 4. Human Security Approach to Nuclear Disarmament: Towards a Nuclear-Free World? Elli Kytomaki 5. Non-Proliferation through Forceful Persuasion? The American Coercive Diplomacy on the 'Axis of Evil' Seunghoon Paik 6. Understanding Israel's Nuclear Ambiguity Houchang Hassan-Yari 7. China's Nuclear Modernisation: The Evolution of Chinese Nuclear Doctrine, Strategic Ambiguities and Implications for Sino-US Relations James Johnson and Andrew Futter 8. "Eating Grass": Pakistani Nuclear Capabilities, a Brief Historical Background and the Danger of Proliferation Mohammad Vaziri 9. South Asia's Emerging Military Postures and Challenges for Regional Stability Adil Sultan Concluding Remarks Ariabarzan Mohammadi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138714694 20171227
Asia has the world's highest concentration of nuclear weapons and the most significant recent developments related to nuclear proliferation, as well as the world's most critical conflicts and considerable political instability. The containment and prevention of nuclear proliferation, especially in Asia, continues to be a grave concern for the international community. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of nuclear arsenals, nuclear ambitions and nuclear threats across different parts of Asia. It covers the Middle East (including Israel), China, India-Pakistan and their confrontation, as well as North Korea. It discusses the conventional warfare risks, risks from non-state armed groups, and examines the attempts to limit and control nuclear weapons, both international initiatives and American diplomacy and interventions. The book concludes by assessing the possibility of nuclear revival, the potential outcomes of international approaches to nuclear disarmament, and the efficacy of coercive diplomacy in containing nuclear proliferation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138714694 20171227
Green Library
xxii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface: The Korean People's Army and the North Korean Garrison State PART 1: Origins of the Korean People's Army 1. Introduction: The Korean People's Army's Invasion of South 2. Three Core Groups of the Korean People's Army 3. The Origins of the Korean People's Army: Kim Il Sung's Vision for the Korean People's Army 4. The Origins of the Korean People's Army: The Soviet Union in the North Korean Society 5. The Origins of the Korean People's Army: The Formation of the Korean People's Army and Initiator Kim Il Sung 6. The Origins of the Korean People's Army: China PART 2: The Korean People's Army at War and the Legacy of the Korean War 7. The Leadership of the Korean People's Army: The Party-Military Relations and Generalship of the Korean People's Army 8. The Korean People's Army's Performance and the Legacy of the War: The Rise and Fall of the Korean People's Army and the Making of the Garrison State Conclusion: The Making of the Garrison State.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138942158 20171227
This book investigates the origins of the North Korean garrison state by examining the development of the Korean People's Army and the legacies of the Korean War. Despite its significance, there are very few books on the Korean People's Army with North Korean primary sources being difficult to access. This book, however, draws on North Korean documents and North Korean veterans' testimonies, and demonstrates how the Korean People's Army and the Korean War shaped North Korea into a closed, militarized and xenophobic garrison state and made North Korea seek Juche (Self Reliance) ideology and weapons of mass destruction. This book maintains that the youth and lower classes in North Korea considered the Korean People's Army as a positive opportunity for upward social mobility. As a result, the North Korean regime secured its legitimacy by establishing a new class of social elites wherein they offered career advancements for persons who had little standing and few opportunities under the preceding Japanese dominated regime. These new elites from poor working and peasant families became the core supporters of the North Korean regime today. In addition, this book argues that, in the aftermath of the Korean War, a culture of victimization was established among North Koreans which allowed Kim Il Sung to use this culture of fear to build and maintain the garrison state. Thus, this work illustrates how the North Korean regime has garnered popular support for the continuation of a militarized state, despite the great hardships the people are suffering. This book will be of much interest to students of North Korea, the Korean War, Asian politics, Cold War Studies, military and strategic studies, and international history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138942158 20171227
Green Library