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- DK Publishing 2009; US$ 50.00
War has been central to the rise and fall of civilizations since the dawn of time. The history of warfare first emerges from legend in Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, around 3,000 years before the birth of Christ. The first armies that we know about fought in Sumeria, Ancient Egypt, and Syria. From these first battles, fought with spears or... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 99.95
Military ethics is not a field known to take inspiration from Kantian-inspired thinkers. Demonstrating how an ethicist who takes Kantian commitments seriously addresses controversial questions in the profession of arms, this volume examines some of the less frequently studied topics within military ethics such as women in combat, military careerism,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95
The goal of war is to defeat the enemy's will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue. Nothing Less than Victory provocatively shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate. Taking an ambitious... more...
- F+W Media 2008; US$ 9.95
It has been said that military life is ?not for the faint of heart.? But neither is it without its benefits and blessings. One thing is certain: It is an experience like no other?for both the soldiers and their families. In this collection, readers will experience the pride that wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, siblings, and friends feel when a loved... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 52.00
This book is about the women who serve the military as wives and those who serve as soldiers, sailors, and flyers. Comparing wives and warriors in the U.S. and Canada, it examines how the military in both countries constructs gender to exclude women from being respected as equals to men. Written by a wide range of scholars and military personnel, the... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 75.00
The United States has a long history of sending troops to intervene in other nations. This volume concerns itself with how those decisions are made, and what factors beyond the events occurring in the target country affect the outcome of the decision mak more...
- RAND Corporation 1997; US$ 9.95
The information revolution--which is as much an organizational as a technological revolution--is transforming the nature of conflict across the spectrum: from open warfare, to terrorism, crime, and even radical social activism. The era of massed field armies is passing, because the new information and communications systems are increasing the lethality... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 90.00
The fact is that war comes in many guises and its effects continue to be felt long after peace is proclaimed. This challenges the anthropologists who write of war as participant observers. Participant observation inevitably deals with the here and now, with the highly specific. It is only over the long view that one can begin to see the commonalities... more...