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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
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170 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction - South Africa as a hegemonic power Chapter One - Tentative hegemony from Mandela to Zuma Chapter Two - South Africa's image problem in Africa Chapter Three - The African Renaissance versus the South African Renaissance Chapter Four - The plight of the South African National Defence Force Conclusion - South Africa in Africa: The challenges of the new multipolarity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138549654 20180306
When Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president on 10 May 1994, South Africa enjoyed an unprecedented global standing. Much of the international community, particularly Western states, saw the new South Africa as well equipped to play a dynamic and dominant role on the continent; promoting conflict resolution, economic development, and acting as a standard-bearer for democracy and human rights. Yet, throughout the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, South Africa has failed to deliver on this early promise. Its continental primacy has been circumscribed by its own reluctance to lead, combined with widespread African hostility to its economic expansion, antipathy towards its democratic ideals and scepticism about its suitability as Africa's global representative. With an onerous domestic agenda, as it continues to tackle the profound socio-economic legacies of apartheid, and with its military power also on the wane, South Africa must now adapt to an emerging multipolarity on the continent. This transition - which may produce a new concert of African powers working in constructive collaboration or lead to fragmentation, discord and gridlock - is likely to determine Africa's prospects for decades to come. This Adelphi book squarely challenges the received wisdom that South Africa is a dominant power in Africa. It explores the country's complex and difficult relationship with the rest of the continent in the post-apartheid era and examines the ways in which the country has struggled to translate its economic, military and diplomatic weight into tangible foreign policy successes and enduring influence on the ground. The conclusions of this book will be valuable to academics, policymakers, journalists, and business leaders seeking to understand the evolution and trajectory of South African policy in Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138549654 20180306
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xiv, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • "A different breed of cat": the foundations of pilot culture
  • Shared experiences: the foundations of SAC culture
  • Beginnings: The evolution of SAC
  • "We are at war now": implementing a new organizational culture
  • Taking charge: organizational culture in SAC relationships, institutions, and artifacts
  • SAC life: the SAC mentality in action
  • Living in the missile age: Fear and SAC culture
  • Epilogue and conclusion.
"Always at War is the story of Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the early decades of the Cold War. It explains how an organization dominated by experienced World War II airmen developed a unique culture that thrives to this day. The narrative begins with the origins of powered flight and describes how the early generation of American pilots developed their own culture and shared beliefs rooted in the promise of airpower."--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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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
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xviii, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Origins
  • Texas hill country
  • New Mexico territory
  • Frontier honor
  • Aravaipa Canyon
  • The Gila Valley
  • The abandoned mines
  • The Great War
  • Shootout at dawn
  • On the run
  • Captured
  • On trial
  • The big house on the Gila
  • Clemency
  • Redemption.
"Delves into the background and historical context of the shootout in 1918, likely the deadliest armed resistance to draft evasion during World War I, between Jeff Power's family and sheriff Frank McBride and his deputies at a remote mining cabin in in Keilberg Canyon"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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ix, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: the power over life and death
  • Robopocalypse now. The coming swarm: the military robotics revolution ; The terminator and the roomba: what is autonomy? ; Machines that kill: what is an autonomous weapon?
  • Building the terminator. The future of being built today: autonomous missiles, drones, and robot swarms ; Inside the puzzle palace: is the Pentagon building autonomous weapons? ; Crossing the threshold: approving autonomous weapons ; World war R: robotic weapons around the world ; Garage bots: DIY killer robots
  • Runaway gun. Robots run amok: failure in autonomous systems ; Command and decision: can autonomous weapons be used safely? ; Black box: the weird, alien world of deep neural networks ; Failing deadly: the risk of autonomous weapons
  • Flash war. Bot vs. bot: an arms race in speed ; The invisible war: autonomy in cyberspace ; "Summoning the demon": the rise of intelligent machines
  • The fight to ban autonomous weapons. Robots on trial: autonomous weapons and the laws of war ; Soulless killers: the morality of autonomous weapons ; Playing with fire: autonomous weapons and stability
  • Averting armageddon: the weapon of policy. Centaur warfighters: humans + machines ; The pope and the crossbow: the mixed history of arms control ; Are autonomous weapons inevitable?: the search for lethal laws of robotics
  • Conclusion: no fate but what we make.
What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology already exists to create weapons that can attack targets without human input. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on deep research and firsthand experience to explore how these next-generation weapons are changing warfare. Scharre's far-ranging investigation examines the emergence of autonomous weapons, the movement to ban them, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. He spotlights artificial intelligence in military technology, spanning decades of innovation from German noise-seeking Wren torpedoes in World War II-antecedents of today's homing missiles-to autonomous cyber weapons, submarine-hunting robot ships, and robot tank armies. Through interviews with defense experts, ethicists, psychologists, and activists, Scharre surveys what challenges might face "centaur warfighters" on future battlefields, which will combine human and machine cognition. We've made tremendous technological progress in the past few decades, but we have also glimpsed the terrifying mishaps that can result from complex automated systems-such as when advanced F-22 fighter jets experienced a computer meltdown the first time they flew over the International Date Line. At least thirty countries already have defensive autonomous weapons that operate under human supervision. Around the globe, militaries are racing to build robotic weapons with increasing autonomy. The ethical questions within this book grow more pressing each day. To what extent should such technologies be advanced? And if responsible democracies ban them, would that stop rogue regimes from taking advantage? At the forefront of a game-changing debate, Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to argue that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but without surrendering human judgment. When the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393608984 20180611
Green Library
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xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Military Uniforms and the Making of a National Industry.- Chapter 3. The Government Takes Control.- Chapter 4. The Clothing and Woollen Cloth Factories Following the First World War.- Chapter 5. The Clothing Factory during the 1930s and the Second World War.- Chapter 6. Building a New Clothing Factory - 1950s to 1971.- Chapter 7. Science Takes Command.- Chapter 8. Driving Forces of Military Innovation.- Chapter 9. Military Control over Intellectual Property.- Chapter 10. The Government Relinquishes Control.- Chapter 11. Conclusions.- Epilogue.- Appendices.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319714240 20180409
This book reveals the business history of the Australian Government Clothing Factory as it introduced innovative changes in the production and design of the Australian Army uniform during the twentieth century. While adopting a Schumpeterian interpretation of the concept of innovation, Anneke van Mosseveld traces the driving forces behind innovation and delivers a comprehensive explanation of the resulting changes in the combat uniform. Using an array of archival sources, this book displays details of extensive collaborations between the factory, the Army and scientists in the development of camouflage patterns and military textiles. It uncovers a system of intellectual property management to protect the designs of the uniform, and delivers new insights into the wider economic influences and industry linkages of the Government owned factory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319714240 20180409
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xiii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
  • INTRODUCTION I: ATOMIC WORLD A Culture of Secrecy Manhattan Project Phase Two- Radiological Weapons Experimentation II: THE RADIUM LEGACY III: BLINDED BY SCIENCE Radioactive Warfare IV: THE MILITARIZED ACADEMY Militarization of the Academy Stanford University/Stanford Research Institute V: STRUCTURE OF DECEIT PHS, NIH and Embedded Studies No Turning Back Military Crosshairs Final Weapons Targets Fernald School VI: MILITARY ANALOGS Hidden in Plain View Target One: Minneapolis St. Louis Army Chemical Corps Experiments Winnipeg, Canada Leighton Effects A Parallel Study A Dubious Narrative The National Research Council Reviews Army Data An Unlikely Champion Parsons and the Army: A Lucrative Partnership VII: THE ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS AND OPEN-AIR FIELD STUDIES The St. Louis Open-Air Dispersion Study- Part Two The Pruitt-Igoe Public Housing Complex St. Louis Part II SRI and the Atomic Veterans Post-Study Claims by Officials VIII: IN THIS HOUSE: EMBEDDEDNESS AND THE MILITARY RADIATION STUDIES AEC Isotopes Project Dual-Use Technology Gabriel and Sunshine The Vanderbilt Radiation Studies IX: FALLOUT "SIMULANT" TESTING Fallout Simulants Canadian and U.K. Studies U.S. Open Air Radiation Experiments X: DEVIANCE, SECRECY, AND CLOSED WORLDS Secrecy and Group Conformity Closed World Dynamics Control of Discourse Dehumanization CONCLUSION After the Dust has Settled A Tangle of Objectives BIBLIOGRAPHY METHODOLOGY AND AFTERWORD Components for Future Exploration APPENDIX A: ABBREVIATIONS LIST INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138239678 20171023
Behind the Fog is the first in-depth, comprehensive examination of the United States' Cold War radiological weapons program. The book examines controversial military-sponsored studies and field trials using radioactive "simulants" that exposed American civilians to radiation and other hazardous substances without their knowledge or consent during the Cold War. Although Western biological and chemical weapons programs have been analyzed by a number of scholars, Behind the Fog is a strong departure from the rest in that the United States radiological weapons program has been generally unknown to the public. Martino-Taylor establishes through social linkages and coordinated efforts by a relatively small group of military scientists who advanced a four-pronged secret program of human-subject radiation studies that targeted unsuspecting Americans for Cold War military purposes. Officials enabled such projects to advance through the layering of secrecy, by embedding classified studies in other studies, and through outright deception. Agency and academic partnerships advanced, supported, and concealed the studies from the public at large who ultimately served as unwitting test subjects. Martino-Taylor's comprehensive research illuminates a dark chapter of government secrecy, the military-industrial-academic complex, and large-scale organizational deviance in American history. In its critical approach, Behind the Fog effectively examines the mechanisms that allow large-scale elite deviance to take place in modern society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138239678 20171023
Green Library
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xiii, 131 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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vi, 402 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Figures and Photos 1 Introduction â Maria Pretzler and Nick Barley 2 The Other Aineias â David Whitehead 3 Aineias the Author-Who, Where and When? â Robin Lane Fox 4 Aineias Tacticus in His Intellectual Context â Graham Shipley 5 Aineias and History: The Purpose and Context of Historical Narrative in the Poliorketika â Maria Pretzler 6 Creating Koine: Aineias Tacticus in the History of the Greek Language â Jose Vela Tejada 7 Writing and Other Forms of Communication in Aineias' Poliorketika â Peter Liddel 8 The Polis Falling Apart: Aineias Tacticus and Stasis â Maria Pretzler 9 Greek Poleis and Warfare in the IVth Century BC: Aineias' Poliorketika â Marco Bettalli 10 Light Infantry and Leadership in Aineias â Nick Barley 11 Mercenaries in Aineias Tacticus â Jim Roy 12 Raiders from the Sea: The Maritime Context of the Poliorketika â Philip de Souza 13 `News from Home': Aeneas Tacticus and Fourth-century Defense in Practice at Ancient Stymphalos â Ben Gourley 14 Simple and Complex Technology in Aineias: Ladders and Telegraphy â Tracey Rihll 15 Aineias Tacticus in Byzantine Military Literature â Philip Rance Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004223516 20171218
Brill's Companion to Aineias Tacticus is a collection of articles on the significance of the earliest Greek handbook on military tactics. Aineias' (Aeneas) wrote his Poliorketika in the mid-fourth century BC, offering a unique perspective on contemporary Greek city-states, warfare and intellectual trends. We offer an introduction to Aineias and his work, and then discuss the work's historical and intellectual context, his qualities as a writer, and aspects of his work as a historical source for the Greek polis of the fourth century BC. Several chapters discuss Aineias' approach to warfare, specifically light infantry, mercenaries, naval operations, fortifications and technology. Finally, we include a lengthy study of the reception of ancient military treatises, specifically Aineias' Poliorketika, in the Byzantine period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004223516 20171218
Green Library
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xvi, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
While the military features of historic forts usually receive the most attention from researchers, this volume focuses instead on the people who met and interacted in these sites. Contributors to British Forts and Their Communities look beyond the defensive architecture, physical landscapes, and armed conflicts to explore the complex social diversity that arose in the outposts of the British Empire. The forts investigated here operated at the empire's peak in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, protecting British colonial settlements and trading enclaves scattered across the globe. Locations in this volume include New York State, Michigan, the St. Lawrence River, and Vancouver, as well as sites in the Caribbean and in Africa. Using archaeological and archival evidence, these case studies show how forts brought together people of many different origins, ethnicities, identities, and social roles, from European soldiers to indigenous traders to African slaves. Characterized by shifting networks of people, commodities, and ideas, these fort populations were microcosms of the emerging modern world. This volume reveals how important it is to move past the conventional emphasis on the armed might of the colonizer in order to better understand the messy, entangled nature of British colonialism and the new era it helped usher in.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813056753 20180416
Green Library
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240 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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ix, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Blurred Boundaries and Ambiguous Divisions: Civilians and Combat From Ancient Times to the Present, Nicola Foote and Nadya Williams PART I: Case Studies from the Ancient and Medieval World 1. The Evolution of Civilian Participation in Ancient Greek Warfare, Nadya Williams 2. Ancient Warfare Beyond the Battle: Populace Ravaging and Heterosexual Rape, Kathy L. Gaca 3. Prey or Participant? Civilian Siege Experiences During the First Jewish Revolt, Gwyn Davies 4. Collateral Damage in Pre-Crusade Europe, Bernard S. Bachrach 5. Civilians and Militia in Ottonian Germany: Warfare in an Era of Small Professional Armies, David S. Bachrach 6. The Bishop with Two Hats: Reconciling Episcopal and Military Obligations in Causa 23 of Gratian's Decretum, Melodie H. Eichbauer PART II: Case-Studies From the Early Modern and Modern World 7. 'They Wanted to Make Us Into Real Soldiers': The Blurred Line Between Noncombatants and Combatants in the Thirty Years War, Tryntje Helfferich 8. American Non-Combatants and the British Army's Depredations During the War of Independence, Stephen Conway 9. Two Kinds of Civilians: American Encounters with Civilians in Kerama Retto and Ie Shima, Erik D. Carlson 10. Civilians and Civil Wars in West Africa: The Cases of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Cote D'Ivoire, George Klay Kieh Jr. 11. When the Battlefield Meets the Playground: How to Understand the Role of Children in Contemporary Civil Wars Using the Case Studies of El Salvador and Mozambique, Jocelyn Courtney PART III: Conceptual and Historiographical Debates and Implications 12. The Evolution of Warfare as Related to Transformations in Modern Definitions of Citizenship: A Segmented Periodization of the Modern Era, Nicole Dombrowski Risser 13. It's a Crime, But is it a Blunder? The Efficacy of Targeting Civilians in War, Alexander B. Downes and Kathryn McNabb Cochran.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138749917 20180115
This book explores the role played by civilians in shaping the outcomes of military combat across time and place. This volume explores the contributions civilians have made to warfare in case studies that range from ancient Europe to contemporary Africa and Latin America. Building on philosophical and legal scholarship, it explores the blurred boundary between combatant and civilian in different historical contexts and examines how the absence of clear demarcations shapes civilian strategic positioning and impacts civilian vulnerability to military targeting and massacre. The book argues that engagement with the blurred boundaries between combatant and non-combatant both advance the key analytical questions that underpin the historical literature on civilians and underline the centrality of civilians to a full understanding of warfare. The volume provides new insight into why civilian death and suffering has been so common, despite widespread beliefs embedded in legal and military codes across time and place that killing civilians is wrong. Ultimately, the case studies in the book show that civilians, while always victims of war, were nevertheless often able to become empowered agents in defending their own lives, and impacting the outcomes of wars. By highlighting civilian military agency and broadening the sense of which actors affect strategic outcomes, the book also contributes to a richer understanding of war itself. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, international history, international relations and war and conflict studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138749917 20180115
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xiv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Civilians under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy: Introduction-- Alex Dowdall and John Horne.- 2. Transmission and Transformation: Memories of the Siege of Sarajevo-- Ivana Macek.- 3. 'This did not happen': Survivors of the Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944) and the `Truth about the Blockade'-- Alexandra Wachter.- 4. `Like Troy, though about as much larger...as the Encyclopaedia Britannica is larger than the Iliad': Civilians and Siege Warfare during the First World War-- Alex Dowdall.- 5. Siege Warfare in Comparative Early-Modern Contexts: Norms, Nuances, Myth and Massacre during the Revolutionary Wars-- Fergus Robson.- 6. Between Positional Warfare and Small War: Soldiers and Civilians during the `Desolation of the Palatinate' (1688-89)-- Emilie Dosquet.- 7. Before the Storm: Civilians under Siege during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1630)-- Jane Finucane.- 8. A Race against Time - A Fight to the Death: Combatants and Civilians in the Siege and Capture of Jerusalem, 1099-- Alan V. Murray.- 9. As They Were Ripped from the Altars: Civilians, Sacrilege and Classical Greek Siege Warfare-- Joshua R. Hall.- 10. Civilians under Siege in the Ancient Greek World-- Philip de Souza.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137585318 20180326
This edited volume analyses siege warfare as a discrete type of military engagement, in the face of which civilians are particularly vulnerable. Siege warfare is a form of combat that has usually had devastating effects on civilian populations. From the near-contemporary Siege of Sarajevo to the real and mythical sieges of the ancient Mediterranean, this has been a recurring type of military engagement which, through bombardment, starvation, disease and massacre, places non-combatants at the heart of battle. To date, however, there has been little recognition of the effects of siege warfare on civilians. This edited volume addresses this gap. Using a distinctive regressive method, it begins with the present and works backwards, avoiding teleological interpretations that suggest the targeting of civilians in war is a modern phenomenon. Its contributors interrogate civilians' roles during sieges, both as victims and active participants; the laws and customs of siege warfare; its place in historical memory, and the ways civilian survivors have dealt with trauma. Its scope and content ensure that the collection is essential reading for all those interested in the place of civilians in war. Chapter 2 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137585318 20180326
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396 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Liminaire -- Présentation (Sylvie Knoerr-Saulière) -- Objecteurs de conscience français, 1964-2001 -- Brignoles (Ambroise Monod) -- "Le camp de Brignoles" (Cahier vert, extraits) -- Construction du cantonnement (Cahier vert, extrait) -- À l'origine des Lettres de Brignoles (P. Sommermeyer) -- Courrier des objecteurs de conscience -- Lettre de Brignoles, n° 1 -- Lettre de Brignoles , n° 2 -- Lettre de Brignoles , n° 3 -- Lettre de Brignoles , n° 4 -- Lettre de Brignoles , n° 5 -- Lettre de Brignoles , n° 6 -- Incendies de forêt (Cahier vert) -- Lettre des objecteurs, n° 12 -- Lettre de Brignoles, n° 7 -- De Brignoles à Uzès (Claude Duval) -- Que s'est-il passé à Brignoles ? (Le Monde libertaire) et Service civil des objecteurs (Les Cahiers de la Réconciliation) -- La dispersion. Lettre des objecteurs en service civil, n° 8 -- Oust en Ariège (Lettres 8, 15 et 16) -- De Noisy-le-Grand à Bordelongue (Lettres 8 à 19) -- Un mariage -- Autres endroits (Lettres 10 à 19) -- Un combat permanent -- Autres combats -- Tribunes libres -- Autres informations -- Refuser de servir -- Cinquante ans après -- Annexes -- Objection politique ou politisation de l'objection (lire Anarchisme et non-violence) -- L'objection de conscience aujourd'hui -- Une conclusion ? (Jo Rutebesc) -- Livres, périodiques, sites, un film, un mémoire, etc. -- La collection "Désobéissances libertaires" élargie.
"La Première loi sur l'objection de conscience fut votée 22 décembre 1963. C'était l'aboutissement d'une longue grève de la faim de Louis Lecoin, en 1964, les objecteurs furent regroupés à Brignoles, dans le Var, au sein de la Protection civile pour lutter contre les feux de forêt. Mais rien n'était réellement prévu pour occuper ces jeunes, sinon qu'on tenta de leur imposer une discipline militaire et l'obligation de travailler pour la Défense nationale. Devant le refus de certains, les CRS les embarquèrent et les enfermèrent dans une caserne. Un jeûne de quinze jours s'ensuivit. Par la suite, les objecteurs purent choisir leurs affectations (Affaires culturelles, bidonvilles, hôpitaux, animations rurales, etc.) et continuer demeurer civils et à être responsables de leurs actes avec la possibilité de discuter les consignes, etc. Volontaires pour un service civil dans un premier temps, l'action 'orienta pour certains vers un refus total de servir... Cette lutte se situe dans la continuation d'un autre refus : celui de participer à la guerre d'Algérie, marqué par une pratique de désobéissance civile et d'action directe non-violente. Cette aventure est connue par les "Lettres" et "Courriers" ronéotés que les objecteurs envoyèrent à leurs amis et que nous publions ici."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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vi, 261 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Notes on Style Introduction 1 The Prussian Model of Hoplite Battle â The Traditional View of Tactics â The Case of Leuktra 2 `Improvisers in Soldiering': Training for War â The Question â Good Order â Skill at Arms 3 `The Finest, Flattest Piece of Land': Where to Fight â Traditions â Practice â Theory 4 `Deployed to Fit the Need': Forming Up for Battle â Worthless Hoplites â Ways to Deploy â Positions of Honour â The Depth of the Line 5 `Utterly Outmatched in Skill': Battle Tactics â Controlling Battle â The Tools of the Tactician â How to Win â Theory 6 `No Shortage of People to Kill': The Rout and Its Aftermath â Fight or Flight â A Divine Gift â Last Rites Conclusion â The Context of Tactical Thought â A New Model of Hoplite Battle â The Greek Way of War Works Cited Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355361 20180122
What determined the choices of the Greeks on the battlefield? Were their tactics defined by unwritten moral rules, or was all considered fair in war? In Classical Greek Tactics: A Cultural History, Roel Konijnendijk re-examines the literary evidence for the battle tactics and tactical thought of the Greeks during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Rejecting the traditional image of limited, ritualised battle, Konijnendijk sketches a world of brutally destructive engagements, restricted only by the stubborn amateurism of the men who fought. The resulting model of hoplite battle does away with most received wisdom about the nature of Greek battle tactics, and redefines the way they reflected the values of Greek culture as a whole.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355361 20180122
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xiv, 247 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Abbreviations 1 Combined Operations to 1500 2 The Early Modern Period, 1500 to 1700 3 The Eighteenth Century, 1700-1775 4 The American Revolution, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1775-1815 5 The Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914 6 The First World War, 1914-18 7 The Interwar Period, 1918-39 8 The Second World War, I, 1939-42 9 The Second World War, II, 1942-45 10 The Cold War, 1945-90 11 Since 1990 12 Conclusions Notes Selected Further Readin.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276932 20171201
This compelling book provides the first global history of the evolution of combined operations since Antiquity. Beginning with amphibious warfare in the ancient world of the Romans, Vikings, and Mongols, Jeremy Black advances through the Gunpowder Revolution, the rise of maritime empires and the formation of nation-states, the early Industrial Revolution and the adaptation of modern technology to warfare, the twentieth-century world wars, the Cold War, and concluding with the modern age of irregular and asymmetric conflict. Black's informed and analytical narrative emphasizes conflicts around the world, focusing not only on leading powers but also regional combatants. His case studies include amphibious operations in the Mongol invasions of Japan, the War for American Independence, and the Gallipoli campaign of World War I. He also explores the development and effectiveness of airborne operations as a way to project military power inland. Offering a balanced assessment of strategic, operational, and technical developments over time, Black considers both the potential and limitations of amphibious and airborne warfare-past, present, and future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276932 20171201
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xvii, 132 pages ; 28 cm
Surprise has always been an element of warfare, but the return of great power competition--and the high-level threat that it poses--gives urgency to thinking about surprise now. Because the future is highly uncertain, and great powers have not fought each other for over 70 years, surprise is highly likely in a future great power conflict. This study, therefore, examines potential surprises in a great power conflict, particularly in a conflict's initial stages when the interaction of adversaries' technologies, prewar plans, and military doctrines first becomes manifest. It is not an attempt to project the future. Rather, it seeks to do the opposite: explore the range of possible future conflicts to see where surprises might lurk.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442280717 20180618
Green Library