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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
John Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called ?OODA? loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest. This book aims to redress this state of affairs and re-examines John Boyd?s original contribution... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 210.00
The Adelphi Papers monograph series is the International Institute for Strategic Studies' principal contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research. Collected on the occasion of the Institute's 50th anniversary, the twelve Adelphi Papers in this volume represent some of the finest examples of writing on strategic issues. They offer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 36.95
Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy?s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war , which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 168.00
Sun Tzu and other classical Chinese strategic thinkers wrote in an era of social, economic and military revolution, and hoped to identify enduring principles of war and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of similarly revolutionary change, and this makes their ideas of particular relevance for today?s strategic environment. Placing these... more...
- Infinite Ideas 2009; US$ 8.95
Written circa 1645, "The Book of Five Rings" is considered a classic treaty on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". The author was a samurai warrior called Miyamoto Musashi and he wrote the text on his expert teachings of kenjutsu (the art of the sword) and the martial arts in general. Here, Musashi's... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 155.00
This edited collection considers the future of nuclear weapons in world politics in terms of security issues that are important for U.S. and other policy makers. The spread of nuclear weapons also is related to the equally dangerous proliferation of other weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological weapons, and of ballistic missiles... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95
In this prequel to the now-classic Makers of Modern Strategy , Victor Davis Hanson, a leading scholar of ancient military history, gathers prominent thinkers to explore key facets of warfare, strategy, and foreign policy in the Greco-Roman world. From the Persian Wars to the final defense of the Roman Empire, Makers of Ancient Strategy demonstrates... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
Of the tens of thousands of books exploring virtually every aspect of the Civil War, surprisingly little has been said about what was in fact the determining factor in the outcome of the conflict: differences in Union and Southern strategy. In The Grand Design, Donald Stoker provides a comprehensive and often surprising account of strategy as it evolved... more...
- Government Institutes 2010; US$ 38.99
This book examines in depth the major recent cyber attacks that have taken place around the world, discusses the implications of such attacks, and offers solutions to the vulnerabilities that made these attacks possible. Through investigations of the most significant and damaging cyber attacks, the author introduces the reader to cyberwar, outlines... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 104.00
Great Britain?s decision, announced in 1968, to withdraw its forces from the Persian Gulf by 1971 was a turning point in the modern history of the Middle East. Now regional players had to find rules of common coexistence. With the United States immersed in the Vietnam war and the Soviet Union pursuing a policy of caution, there was no world power waiting... more...