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ix, 159 pages ; 25 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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
xxi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Securitization Theory: A Theoretical Framework.- Chapter 3: A Historical Overview on the State of Emergency and Martial Law in Indonesia.- Chapter 4: The Indonesian Political Changes, (In)Security, and Securitization.- Chapter 5: Securitization and Desecuritization Dynamics in the Aceh Separatist Conflict.- Chapter 6: Securitization - Desecuritization Dynamics in the Maluku Communal Conflict.- Chapter 8: Securitization - Desecuritization Dynamics in Indonesia's Democratic Transition.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319624815 20171023
The book presents a novel analytical perspective on Indonesia's security policies during its transition to democracy. Kurniawan's analysis revolves around extraordinary measures and normal politics in response to the existential threat to the Indonesian state. This perspective is at the centre of the analysis which examines the process of securitization and desecuritization taken by the Indonesian government. This volume is essential reading for practitioners, students of Indonesian politics and researchers alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319624815 20171023
Green Library
xxiii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Policy networks and research utilisation into policy.- Chapter 3: (Re)building fragile, conflict-affected states: a three-phase evolution in policy and research.- Chapter 4: Security sector reform and research: an international policy network.- Chapter 5: The influence of research on British-led SSR policy in Sierra Leone: the conflict period, 1996-2002.- Chapter 6: The influence of research on British-led SSR policy in conflict-affected Sierra Leone: post-conflict period (2002-2013).- Chapter 7: Research influence on policy: when, why, and how?.- Chapter 8: Conclusions and recommendations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137586742 20170911
This book investigates the extent to which research has influenced and interacted with SSR policies, programmes and activities implemented by the UK in conflict-affected Sierra Leone. Varisco uses concepts and notions from the literature on the policy process and research utilisation to explore the ways in which research has influenced UK-led SSR policy. Here, the author analyses the evolution of the network of policy-makers, street-level bureaucrats, and researchers working on SSR in Sierra Leone, and argues that two main variables - an increased stability in the country and a progressive evolution of SSR in policy and research - contributed to the expansion of the policy network over time and to a better use of research by street-level bureaucrats on the ground. This title derives from the Sierra Leone case study a series of recommendations to improve the use of research by international organisations and bilateral donors working in fragile states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137586742 20170911
Green Library
xv, 363 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Part 1. Military manpower: gender, service and citizenship in American history
  • The shared language of gender in colonial North American warfare / Ann M. Little
  • Citizen-soldiers in the Revolutionary Era and new Republic / John Gilbert McCurdy
  • Beyond borders and combatants: wars of empire and expansion / Karen E. Phoenix
  • Beyond the brothers' war: gender and the American Civil War / Carole Emberton
  • Gee!! I wish I were a man: gender and the Great War / Andrew J. Huebner
  • "The women behind the men, behind the gun": gendered identities and militarization in the Second World War / Sarah Parry Myers
  • Homophobia, housewives, and hyper-masculinity: gender and American policymaking in the nuclear age, 1947-1963 / Matthew H. Dunne
  • Gentle warriors, gunslingers, and girls next door: gender and the Vietnam War / Heather Marie Stur
  • Transitioning to an all-volunteer force / Melissa T. Brown
  • 9/11, gender and wars without end / Anna Froula
  • Part 2. Mobilizing gender in the service of war
  • Gender as a cause of war / Robert Dean
  • Gendering the "enemy" and gendering the "ally:" United States militarized fictions of war and peace / Tessa Winkelmann
  • Gender and American foreign relations / Molly M. Wood
  • Gender and militarism in U.S. culture during the long twentieth century / David Kieran
  • Part 3. Gender sexuality and military engagements
  • "Patriotism is neither masculine nor feminine:" gender and the work of war / Charissa Threat
  • U.S. military personnel and families abroad: gender, sexuality, race, and power in the U.S. military's relations with foreign nations and local inhabitants during wartime / Donna Alvah
  • "homos," "whores," rapists, and the clap: American military sexuality since the Revolutionary War / Donna B. Knaff
  • Rape, reform, and the reaction: gender and sexual violence in the U.S. military / Elizabeth L. Hillman and Kate Walsham
  • Part 4. Gendered aftermaths
  • To recognize those who served: gendered analyses of veterans' policies, representations, and experiences / Jessica L. Adler
  • Best men, broken men: gender, disability, and American veterans / Sarah Handley-Cousins
  • The covert and hidden memory of gender / Kurt Piehler.
"The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the US Military is the first examination of the interdisciplinary, intersecting fields of gender studies and the history of the United States military. In twenty-one original essays, the contributors tackle themes including gendering the 'other', gender and war disability, gender and sexual violence, gender and American foreign relations, and veterans and soldiers in the public imagination, and lay out a chronological examination of gender and America's wars from the American Revolution to Iraq. This important collection is essential reading for all those interested in how the military has influenced America's views and experiences of gender"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xi, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Fulda Gap: a flashpoint of the Cold War between myth and reality / Helmut H. Hammerich
  • The Eighth Guards Army of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany and the Fulda Gap / Matthias Uhl
  • The strategic and operational considerations of NATO in Europe since the 1970s / Helge Hansen
  • The development of the military conceptions of the Warsaw Pact in the last two decades of the east-west conflict / Siegfried Lautsch
  • The development of NATO defense plans for central Europe in the final decades of the Cold War / Gregory W. Pedlow
  • The defense of Highway 84: recollections of the commander, B Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1978-1980 / Roger Cirillo
  • The Fulda Gap: a personal perspective from platoon leader to Army group / Crosbie E. Saint
  • The GDR and its mission in the Warsaw Pact / Torsten Diedrich
  • The wartime mission of the border troops of the GDR / Detlef Rotha
  • Brinkmanship in the Cold War: theoretical foundation and application / Mathias Rupp
  • When the Cold War almost turned hot / Albin F. Irzyk
  • When the world stood at the abyss
  • and no one knew it / Volker Bausch
  • The military relationship of forces between the North Atlantic Alliance and the Warsaw Pact / Michael Poppe
  • The alliances and the Fulda Gap: a balance between ideology, politics, strategy, and operational plans / Dieter Krüger.
"This collection examines the role of the Fulda Gap--located at the border between East and West Germany--in Cold War politics and military strategy. The contributors analyze the strategic deliberations of NATO and the Warsaw Pact, the balance of forces, and the role of the local peace movement, among other topics."--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
199 pages : maps ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
332 pages : facsimiles, map ; 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxiii, 526 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xi, 268 pages ; 24 cm.
Blending African social history with US foreign relations, John V. Clune documents how ordinary people experienced a major aspect of Cold War diplomacy. The book describes how military-sponsored international travel, especially military training abroad and United Nations peacekeeping deployments in the Sinai and Lebanon, altered Ghanaian service members and their families during the three decades after independence in 1957. Military assistance to Ghana included sponsoring training and education in the United States, and American policymakers imagined that national modernization would result from the personal relationships Ghanaian service members and their families would forge. As an act of faith, American military assistance policy with Ghana remained remarkably consistent despite little evidence that military education and training in the United States produced any measurable results. Merging newly discovered documents from Ghana's armed forces and declassified sources on American military assistance to Africa, this work argues that military-sponsored travel made individual Ghanaians' outlooks on the world more international, just as military assistance planners hoped they would, but the Ghanaian state struggled to turn that new identity into political or economic progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826521514 20170829
Green Library
x, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Throughout the world today there are obvious trouble spots that have the potential to explode into serious conflicts at any time in the immediate or distant future. This study examines what history suggests about the future possibilities and characteristics of war and the place that thinking about conflict deserves in the formation of American strategy in coming decades. The author offers a historical perspective to show that armed conflict between organized political groups has been mankind's constant companion and that America must remain prepared to use its military power to deal with an unstable, uncertain, and fractious world. Williamson Murray shows that while there are aspects of human conflict that will not change no matter what advances in technology or computing power may occur, the character of war appears to be changing at an increasingly rapid pace with scientific advances providing new and more complex weapons, means of production, communications, and sensors, and myriad other inventions, all capable of altering the character of the battle space in unexpected fashions. He explains why the past is crucial to understanding many of the possibilities that lie in wait, as well as for any examination of the course of American strategy and military performance in the future-and warns that the moral and human results of the failure of American politicians and military leaders to recognize the implications of the past are already apparent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920043 20170410
Hoover Library
223 pages ; 23 cm.
  • An end to war?
  • The nature and character of war
  • The nemesis of human affairs : the ever-changing landscape
  • Deja vu all over again
  • The American problem
  • When the lights go off : the United States and war in the twenty-first century.
Throughout the world today there are obvious trouble spots that have the potential to explode into serious conflicts at any time in the immediate or distant future. This study examines what history suggests about the future possibilities and characteristics of war and the place that thinking about conflict deserves in the formation of American strategy in coming decades. The author offers a historical perspective to show that armed conflict between organized political groups has been mankind's constant companion and that America must remain prepared to use its military power to deal with an unstable, uncertain, and fractious world. Williamson Murray shows that while there are aspects of human conflict that will not change no matter what advances in technology or computing power may occur, the character of war appears to be changing at an increasingly rapid pace with scientific advances providing new and more complex weapons, means of production, communications, and sensors, and myriad other inventions, all capable of altering the character of the battle space in unexpected fashions. He explains why the past is crucial to understanding many of the possibilities that lie in wait, as well as for any examination of the course of American strategy and military performance in the future-and warns that the moral and human results of the failure of American politicians and military leaders to recognize the implications of the past are already apparent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920043 20170410
Green Library
xvi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Forward by Ambassador Edwin G. Corr Acknowledgements Preface Part I: A Touch of Theory Chapter 1. A Practitioners Guide to Realism Part II: The Practitioners' Textbook Chapter 2. Legal Authorities Chapter 3. National Security Organizations Chapter 4. The National Security Council Process Chapter 5. Defense Planning Systems Part III: The Cases Chapter 6. Panama: National Security Policy from Below Chapter 7. "I Love it When a Plan Comes Together" Chapter 8. Adventures in Peace Enforcement: The Somalia Tragedy Chapter 9. The "Intervasion" of Haiti Chapter 10. "Some Damned Foolish Thing in the Balkans" Chapter 11. 9/11 and the Invasion of Afghanistan Chapter 12. Iraq: Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory and Victory From the Jaws of Defeat Chapter 13. The Afghanistan Surge: Obama's Finest Hour? Part IV: Some Conclusions Chapter 14. How National Security Policy Is Really Made: Lessons From the Cases Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442248373 20170612
Security policy is a key factor not only of domestic politics in the U.S., but also of foreign relations and global security. This text sets to explain the process of security policy making in the United States by looking at all the elements that shape it, from institutions and legislation to policymakers themselves and historical precedents. To understand national security policy, the book first needs to address the way national security policy makers see the world. It shows that they generally see it in realist terms where the state is a single rational actor pursuing its national interest. It then focuses on how legislative authorities enable and constrain these policy makers before looking at the organizational context in which policies are made and implemented. This means examining the legal authorities that govern how the system functions, such as the Constitution and the National Security Act of 1947, as well as the various governmental institutions whose capabilities either limit or allow execution, such as the CIA, NSA, etc. Next, the text analyzes the processes and products of national security policy making, such as reports, showing how they differ from administration to administration. Lastly, a series of case studies illustrate the challenges of implementing and developing policy. These span the post-Cold war period to the present, and include the Panama crisis, Somalia, the Balkans Haiti, the Iraq wars, and Afghanistan. By combining both the theory and process, this textbook reveals all aspects of the making of national security policy in United States from agenda setting to the successes and failures of implementation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442248373 20170612
Green Library
206 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Cuban prologue
  • Conquering the Philippines
  • Cold War prelude
  • The Vietnam deception
  • The defeated giant
  • Unraveling Iraq
  • The revelations of history.
"A skeptical appraisal of U.S. military intervention in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq, highlighting a common pattern of poor intelligence gathering, nationalistic hubris, and political pressures, which led to these unsuccessful foreign adventures"-- Provided by publisher.
"This eye-opening book takes a unique approach to the history of U.S. foreign policy by examining three unrelated conflicts, all of which ended tragically and resulted in the deaths of millions on both sides. By analyzing what went wrong in each case, the author uncovers a pattern of errors that should serve as a precaution for future decision makers contemplating a conflict abroad. Why did President McKinley oppose Filipino independence forces if his motivation was truly to help Filipinos overthrow Spanish domination? Why did several U.S. presidents ignore the failures of the French in Vietnam and reject peace overtures from popular revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh to bring the conflict to an early end? And how could American leaders have been so wrong about Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction and then let Iraq devolve into chaos after overthrowing the dictator? Historian David R. Contosta has sifted through official hearings, media investigations, public documents, memoirs of those for and against the conflicts, and numerous histories to uncover the answers to these questions. The common thread that links these wars from different centuries is that political leaders all too often have acted out of ignorance, arrogance, fear, and partisan gamesmanship. These lapses were compounded by the failure of the media to inform the public accurately and dispassionately. The sad result is that America has paid a high price in lost lives and tarnished national reputation. As the author notes in conclusion, if American exceptionalism is to have any meaning, then we must honestly appraise our past foreign-policy blunders to ensure wiser political action in the future"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
457 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • La Grande Guerre -- La mobilisation de l'armée d'Afrique -- 1914: l'offensive à outrance -- Les offensives meurtrières de 1915 -- 1916 : Verdun et la Somme -- Mourir sur le Chemin des Dames -- L'armée d'Orient et les fronts périphériques -- L'année de la victoire -- Au service de l'Empire, 1919-1939 -- Lendemains de victoire -- La guerre du Rif -- Les colonnes du Levant -- La grande révolte druze -- La Deuxième Guerre mondiale -- L'armée d'Afrique et la drôle de guerre -- 3 : La bataille de France : mai-juin 1940 -- L'armée d'armistice et la France libre -- L'armée de la revanche et la campagne de Tunisie -- Le réarmement et la campagne d'Italie -- L'armée "B" avant le débarquement de Provence -- 8 : Des plages de Provence à la boucle du Doubs -- La campagne d'hiver dans les Vosges et en Alsace -- Rhin et Danube -- La fin du monde colonial -- Les réorganisations du temps de paix -- La grande insurrection de Madagascar -- L'armée d'Afrique dans la guerre d'Indochine -- La montée en puissance du Vietminh et le désastre de la RC 4 -- L'année de Lattre -- De Na-San à Dien-Bien-Phu, l'adieu des Asiates -- Le crépuscule de l'armée d'Afrique.
"En 130 ans, l'armée d'Afrique a payé un lourd tribut à la défense des intérêts, de l'honneur et de la liberté de la métropole. Elle a combattu sur le sol français à trois reprises, en 1870, durant la Première puis la Seconde Guerre mondiale où elle s'est engagée dans la libération de la France en débarquant sur les côtes de Provence entre le 15 et le 25 août 1944 puis en libérant tout l'est du territoire national. Mais l'après-guerre a vite amené son lot de désillusions. À l'union sacrée de la Libération succède une certaine méfiance envers les pieds-noirs et les musulmans. De nouvelles idéologies s'épanouissent sur les ruines de l'ancien monde : les idées indépendantistes gagnent du terrain parmi les soldats noirs et musulmans. Pourtant, la guerre d'Indochine va encore une fois témoigner de l'admirable abnégation des troupiers de l'armée d'Afrique : de 1946 à l'apocalypse de Diên Biên Phu, légionnaires, tabors et tirailleurs, partout les soldats d'Afrique du Nord ont répondu présent sans faillir. Enfin, surviendra la déchirure algérienne qui souvent dressera ces braves soldats les uns contre les autres. La fin de l'armée d'Afrique était inéluctable... Ce livre retrace le parcours et les combats de l'armée d'Afrique, de sa mobilisation lors de la Grande Guerre à la série de transformations et de dissolutions qu'elle a subies dans les années 1960. La France a toujours été fière de son armée d'Afrique ; souvenons-nous avec quel éclat elle participait aux défilés du 14-Juillet à Paris et combien étaient applaudis les tirailleurs avec leurs noubas et leur bélier mascotte, et les spahis rutilants qui, pour l'occasion, délaissaient leurs blindés et retrouvaient leurs chevaux. Et que dire des légionnaires, pionniers barbus en tête, qui allaient, hiératiques, de leur pas lent et martial, ultima ratio des armes de la France ?"--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Guerre à la Commune -- La France à l'heure de la défaite -- Adolphe Thiers, l'homme du destin -- Illusions et désillusions du pouvoir -- La marche vers la guerre civile -- Naissance de l'armée de Versailles -- L'armée à l'épreuve du feu -- Face aux Communeux -- Refonder l'armée française -- Des cendres de Paris à Longchamp -- Prudence et discrétion politique -- Poursuivre le relèvement national -- La fondation de l'armée nouvelle -- L'épilogue de l'armée de Versailles.
"En avril 1871, une armée est réunie à Versailles par Adolphe Thiers, qui exerce les fonctions de chef du pouvoir exécutif. Elle est placée sous les ordres du maréchal de Mac Mahon, qui avait commandé l'une des armées impériales sous les murs de Sedan. L'armée de Versailles est constituée notamment d'unités de la Défense nationale et d'anciens prisonniers de guerre revenus de captivité. Malgré les efforts de Thiers pour parvenir à une conciliation avec les insurgés de Paris, elle entrera dans l'histoire pour avoir écrasé la Commune et pour avoir été ensuite l'embryon de l'armée de la République, qui sera celle de la Revanche. En effet, après le terrible épisode de la Semaine sanglante, Thiers refonde en quelques mois un outil militaire, dont l'organisation perdurera jusqu'en 1940. De 120 000 hommes en 1871, l'armée de Monsieur Thiers, qui renoue avec la conscription, passe deux ans plus tard à 500 000, sans que ses effectifs soient connus des Allemands, qui occupent encore une partie du territoire. Lorsque Thiers quitte la présidence de la République, en mai 1873, il laisse une armée qui s'identifie au régime républicain malgré une Assemblée monarchiste et un corps des officiers plutôt conservateur. Ce ne fut pas le moindre de ses mérites."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 682 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword / by Paul H. Herbert
  • Lafayette, we are here : creation of the 1st Infantry Division
  • Cantigny to Soissons
  • Victory in Alsace-Lorraine : St. Mihiel and the Meuse Agonne
  • Between the world wars : the twenty-year peace
  • Mobilization for war : the expansion and training of the Big Red One, 1939 to November 1942
  • Tunisia : the division comes of age
  • Offensive operations : Gafsa to victory in Africa
  • The Invasion of Sicily
  • Operation Overlord
  • Crusade in Europe : the drive to Germany
  • Battles of the German frontier
  • The last offensive against Germany : January to May 1945
  • The occupation of Germany and the Cold War
  • The Vietnam War and the Big Red One : deployment and first nattles
  • The year of decision? : The 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam, 1967
  • Tet and the light at the end of the tunnel
  • The Cold War to Desert Storm
  • New mission : peacekeeping in the Balkans
  • Global mission : the War on Terror
  • Conclusion: The long war continues.
"No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great- Duty First!" For a century, from the Western Front of World War I to the wars of the 21st century, this motto has spurred the soldiers who wear the shoulder patch bearing the Big Red One. In this comprehensive history of Americas 1st Infantry Division, James Scott Wheeler chronicles its major combat engagements and peacetime duties during its legendary service to the nation. The Centennial Edition adds new chapters on peacekeeping missions in the Balkans (1995-2004) and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (2001-2017), along with a new introduction and conclusion. Wheeler describes the First Division's critical role in postwar Germany and as the only combat division in Europe during the early Cold War. The division fought valiantly in Vietnam for five trying years while pioneering air-mobile operations. It led the liberation of Kuwait in Desert Storm. Along the way, Wheeler illuminates the divisions organizational evolution, its consistently remarkable commanders and leaders, and its equally remarkable soldiers. Meticulously detailed and engagingly written, The Big Red One nimbly combines historical narrative with astute analysis of the units successes and failures, so that its story reflects the larger chronicle of America's military experience over the past century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700624522 20170717
Green Library
xxxvi, 828 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Formed into a regiment in 1739 and named for the dark tartan of its soldiers' kilts, The Black Watch has fought in almost every major conflict of nation and empire between 1745 and the present, and has a reputation second to none. Following on from The Highland Furies, in which she traced the regiment's history to 1899, Victoria Schofield tells the story of The Black Watch in the 20th and 21st centuries. She tracks its fortunes through the 2nd South African War, two World Wars, the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland and the war in Iraq - up to The Black Watch's merger with five other regiments to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006. Drawing on diaries, letters and interviews, Victoria Schofield weaves the many strands of the story into an epic narrative of a heroic body of officers and men. In her sure hands, the story of The Black Watch is no arid recitation of campaigns and battle honours, but a rewarding account of the fortunes of war of a regiment that has played a distinguished role in British, and world, history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784979973 20171017
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
This innovative social and cultural history explores the daily lives of the lowest echelons in president Porfirio Diaz's army through the decades leading up to the 1910 Revolution. The author shows how life in the barracks-not just combat and drill but also leisure, vice, and intimacy-reveals the basic power relations that made Mexico into a modern society. The Porfirian regime sought to control and direct violence, to impose scientific hygiene and patriotic zeal, and to build an army to rival that of the European powers. The barracks community enacted these objectives in times of war or peace, but never perfectly, and never as expected. The fault lines within the process of creating the ideal army echoed the challenges of constructing an ideal society. This insightful history of life, love, and war in turn-of-the-century Mexico sheds useful light on the troubled state of the Mexican military more than a century later.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826358059 20170612
Green Library