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  • 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...

  • Clausewitz Reconsideredby H. Willmott; Michael Barrett

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    This fascinating book assesses Prussian military thinker Carl von Clausewitz's famous theory on warfare in relation to historical and modern-day conflict?and future trends. more...

  • Operational Art, The: Developments in the Theories of Warby McKERCHER McKERCHER; MICHAEL HENNESSY

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 127.00

    This work considers the modern antecedants and evolution of the operational art in military thought and practice in both peace and wartime. This theme is developed over time and across military cultures. A comparative framework allows the treatment of the overall theme by examining the concept of the operational art in the context of different nationalities,... more...

  • Elements of Military Strategy: An Historical Approachby ARCHER JONES

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 39.95

    This book uses history in two ways: as the source of ideas about strategy and as examples to illustrate the elements by showing their application to specific campaigns and their utility in understanding the role of strategy in military operations. The focus is on American military campaigns from the American Indian Wars to the War in the Gulf. Those... more...

  • The Virtual Battlefieldby C. Czosseck; K. Geers

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 152.00

    Internet-enabled propaganda, espionage and attacks on critical infrastructure can target decision makers, weapons systems and citizens in general, during times of peace or war. Divided into two sections - Strategic Viewpoints and Technical Challenges & Solutions - this book highlights the connection between computer security and national security. more...

  • The Evolution of Strategyby Beatrice Heuser

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    A comprehensive 2010 survey of the development of strategic thought over two millennia, ranging across land, sea, air and nuclear warfare. more...

  • Nuclear Deterrence Theoryby Robert Powell

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 48.00

    Applying advances in game theory to the study of nuclear deterrence, Robert Powell examines the foundations of deterrence theory. 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...

  • Asymmetric Warfare for Entrepreneursby Luan Hanratty

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 13.99

    Asymmetric Warfare for Entrepreneurs is a deconstruction and adaptation of TE Lawrence's epic account of the Arab Revolt. The conflict was a side theatre of World War I which pitted the British Imperial might against Ottoman dominance in the Middle East. Lawrence was one of the great military thinkers and adventurers of history and the insights... 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...