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  • Why Not Preempt?by Ms Rachel Bzostek; Professor Howard M Hensel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Anticipatory military activities, which include both preemptive and preventive military actions, are at the centre of American strategic doctrine ? however, states rarely use these activities. Rachel Bzostek puts forward an integrated analysis to help understand why states have or have not undertaken such activities in the past. By exploring what... more...

  • American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War IIby Andrew Buchanan

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    This book offers a thorough reinterpretation of US engagement with the Mediterranean during World War II. more...

  • American Military Intervention in Unconventional Warby Wayne Bert

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    A study of the major U.S. military interventions in unconventional war, this book looks at four wars that occurred while the U.S. was a superpower in the post-war WW II period and one in the Philippines in 1898. It critiques the case for intervention on the most vital grounds, security, and the effectiveness of implementation of the intervention. more...

  • Chinese and Indian Strategic Behaviorby George J. Gilboy; Eric Heginbotham

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    This book offers an empirical comparison of Chinese and Indian international strategies across culture, foreign policy, the military and the economy. more...

  • Clausewitz Reconsideredby H. Willmott; Michael Barrett

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Carl von Clausewitz's On War is arguably the most important single work ever written on the theory of warfare and military strategy. In Clausewitz Reconsidered , two prominent military historians assess his theories, examining their viability at a time when asymmetric warfare and "war" conducted by and against nonstate actors is increasingly common... more...

  • Complex Deterrenceby T. V. Paul; Patrick M. Morgan; James J. Wirtz

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    As the costs of a preemptive foreign policy in Iraq have become clear, strategies such as containment and deterrence have been gaining currency among policy makers. This comprehensive book offers an agenda for the contemporary practice of deterrence?especially as it applies to nuclear weapons?in an increasingly heterogeneous global and political... more...

  • Concepts of Non-Provocative Defenceby Dr Geoffrey Wiseman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 190.00

    This book examines the viability of non-provocative defence - the controversial idea that defensive military policies and practices reduce the risk of wars and provide a viable basis for defending a society should war break out. Drawing on case studies from Europe, the 1991 Persian Gulf War, and Asia-Pacific, the author concludes that non-provocative... more...

  • Context and Circumstanceby Gareth Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Debates about military influence on civilian government tend to be partisan and rarely pay sufficient attention to specific contexts. This paper analyses, without condemnation or justification, why and how the military exercises such influence in Turkey and whether it is likely to continue to do so. It argues that the role of the military in Turkey... more...

  • Counter Insurgencyby Ian Beckett; John Pimlott

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 11.99

    Insurgencies are at the centre of most of the conflicts that confront the modern world, and they have been since the Second World War. Leading armies across the globe have well-developed strategies for fighting counterinsurgency campaigns which are continually adjusted and refined as a result of direct experience gained in the field. Understanding... more...

  • Cyber War Will Not Take Placeby Thomas Rid

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    "Cyber war is coming," announced a land-mark RAND report in 1993. In 2005, the U.S. Air Force boasted it would now fly, fight, and win in cyberspace, the "fifth domain" of warfare. This book takes stock, twenty years on: is cyber war really coming? Has war indeed entered the fifth domain? Cyber War Will Not Take Place cuts through... more...