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- RAND Corporation 1998; US$ 9.95
The proposition that innovation is critical in the cost-effective design and development of successful military aircraft is still subject to some debate. RAND research indicates that innovation is promoted by intense competition among three or more industry competitors. Given the critical policy importance of this issue in the current environment of... more...
- Random House 2009; US$ 10.17
AFGHANISTAN, FEBRUARY 2008: in an out-of-control, dangerous country torn apart by war, littered with Taliban guerrilla forces and thousands of miles from home, Lance Corporal Matt Croucher, a Royal Marine with 40 Commando, accidentally activates a grenade whilst on a covert patrol behind enemy lines. With only a split second to react,... more...
- Scribe Publications 2010; US$ 26.99
David Kilcullen is one of the world's most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare. A senior adviser to General David Petraeus in Iraq, his vision of war powerfully influenced America's decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement 'the Surge', now recognised as a dramatic success. In Counterinsurgency, Kilcullen... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 17.99
A powerful report on the aftereffects of the genocide in Rwanda?and on the near impossibility of reconciliation between survivors and killers In two acclaimed previous works, the noted French journalist Jean Hatzfeld offered a profound, harrowing witness to the unimaginable pain and horror in the mass killings of one group of people by another. ... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99
Through history armies of occupation and civil power have been repeatedly faced with the challenges of insurgency. US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has highlighted this form of conflict in the modern world. Armies, sometimes reluctantly, have had to adopt new doctrines and tactics to deal with the problems of insurgency and diverse counterinsurgency... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49
Osprey?s new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history?from the sword to the machine gun. In this volume, Gordon Rottman examines this history of the longest serving weapon in the U.S. military?s small arms inventory. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49
Osprey?s new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history?from the sword to the machine gun. Journey back to the time when handguns had no moving parts! Variously called handgonnes, hackbuts, coulevrines, pistolas, schiopettos, tyufyaks, and even bombardelles,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 24.99
Fighting in woods and forests is a very special form of war. Avoided by military commanders unless such terrain is to their advantage, for soldiers forest battles are a chaotic mix of dread, determination, and, all too often, death. Adversaries remain in constant fear of concealed ambush, casualties usually must be abandoned, and prisoners who cannot... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 39.95
New military technologies, the rise of private military companies, and the increasing involvement of the military in counterterrorism and humanitarian operations all pose challenges to traditional ideas about the ethics of war, the relevance of current international law governing armed conflict, and Just War theory. This book brings together experts... more...