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- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 44.99
Warum verlieren die hochgerüsteten Armeen des Westens seit Jahrzehnten quasi jeden Krieg? Hans-Joachim Ruff-Stahl untersucht das militärische Scheitern anhand dreier Fallstudien: der Strategie des Netcentric Warfare, der Effektbasierten Operationen sowie den Counterinsurgency Operations oder des Comprehensive Approach. Das Scheitern, so wird argumentiert,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62
Over twenty two centuries ago, the Greek general Pyrrhus questioned the real gains of military victory. Today we might reflect on the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in much the same way. War is not only cruel but capricious; its outcomes are often bitter and frustrating, even for the winning side. Strategy: Key Thinkers expertly introduces... more...
- Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 40.99
CSIS undertook a study in support of Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Strategy and the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) to explore using U.S. military power in new ways to achieve high-priority strategic ends (derived from the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance). more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.00
The modern means of communication have turned the world into an information fishbowl and, in terms of foreign policy and national security in post-Cold War power politics, helped transform international power politics. Information operations (IO), in which time zones are as important as national boundaries, is the use of modern technology to deliver... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00
In asymmetric interstate conflicts, great powers have the capability to coerce weak states by threatening their survival?but not vice versa. It is therefore the great power that decides whether to escalate a conflict into a crisis by adopting a coercive strategy. In practice, however, the coercive strategies of the U.S. have frequently failed. In... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 22.50
Introduced in 1998 by the Department of Defense, the concept of information operations (IO) proposed to revolutionize the ways in which warfare, diplomacy, and business were conducted. However, this transformation has not come to fruition. Two large gaps remain: between policy and theory, and between the funding needs of IO initiatives and the actual... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95
The post-9/11 world has witnessed a rebirth of irregular and asymmetrical warfare, which, in turn, has led to an increase in conflicts between conventional armies and non-state armed groups. In their haste to respond to the threat from insurgencies, nations often fail to plan effectively not only for combat operations but also for withdrawal, which... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.95
In Leigh Armistead?s second edited volume on warfare in the Information Age, the authors explore the hype over possibilities versus actuality in their analysis of Information Operations (IO) today. First, leaders must better understand the informational element of national power, and second, their sole focus on technology must expand to include IO?s... more...