The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

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This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare. It offers a refreshing analysis of key issues in modern warfare, not only in terms of the conduct of war and the wider complexities and ramifications of modern conflict, but also concepts of war, the crucial shifts in the structure of warfare, and the morality and legality of the use of force in a post-9/11 age.

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ISBN-13: 9781317042488
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/23/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 486
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Dr George Kassimeris, University of Wolverhampton, UK and Professor John Buckley, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, George Kassimeris and John Buckley; Part I Strategy and Conduct of War: The Western way of war, Jeremy Black; Strategic thought: the relevance of Clausewitz, Antulio J. Echevarria II; Development of modern counterinsurgency theory and doctrine, James S. Corum; Air power: the quest to remove battle from war, Joel Hayward; Sea power, Andrew Lambert; Land warfare: attrition and manoeuvre, John Buckley. Part II Aspects of Modern War: After the RMA: contemporary intelligence, power and war, John Ferris; Cyberwar, Myriam Dunn Cavelty; 20th century military spending patterns, Jari Eloranta; The politics of the contemporary trade in major conventional weapons, Mark Pythian; Turning war into business: private security companies and commercial opportunism, Chris Kinsey; Women in the armed forces of Western democracies, Helena Carreiras; Women and World War II, Lucy Noakes. Part III Morality and Law: Ethics and the enduring relevance of just war theory in the 21st century, David Whetham; Lying down with dogs: the inadequacy of Machiavellianism as a basis for US foreign policy, Thomas M. Kane; Civilization and savagery, Brett Bowden; International law: military force and armed conflict, Christopher P.M. Waters and James A. Green; Humanitarian intervention: genocide, crimes against humanity and the use of force, Steven Haines; 'Forgetful warriors': neglected lessons on leadership from Plato's Republic, George R. Lucas. Part IV Perceptions and Representations of Warfare: Land of ghosts? Memories of war in the Balkans, Patrick Finney; Cinema and the Cold War: an international perspective, Tony Shaw; Music as an inspiration for combat among American soldiers in Iraq, Jonathan Pieslak; Media war and media management, Stephen Badsey; From psychological warfare to information operations and back again, Philip M. Taylor; Small wars and telecommunication, Thomas Rid; Index.

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