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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • Reconsidering the American Way of Warby Antulio J. Echevarria

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Challenging several longstanding notions about the American way of war, this book examines US strategic and operational practice from 1775 to 2014. It surveys all major US wars from the War of Independence to the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as most smaller US conflicts to determine what patterns, if any, existed in American uses of force.... more...

  • The Nature of Future Conflictby Richard Connaughton

    Pen and Sword 1995; US$ 8.99

    Whilst the collapse of the Soviet Union and, with it, the associated Warsaw Pact, has greatly reduced the threat of a major conflict with Europe, the story of the involvement of the United Nations in so-called 'peace' operations over the past six years makes it abundantly clear that the world-wide incidence of low intensity, intra-state conflict... more...

  • Military Ethics and Peace Psychologyby Jean Maria Arrigo; Richard V. Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Drone Warfareby John Kaag; Sarah Kreps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did... more...

  • An Introduction to War Theoryby Chris Brown

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    A few years ago the author, Chris Brown, gave a lecture to a group of fifty eminent historians. He asked them two questions: had they ever written about war?Of course they all had, history is war. And how many had read a book about the theory of war? There was a resentful silence. This remarkable admission initiated the writing of An Introduction to... more...

  • War in the Modern Great Power Systemby Jack S. Levy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The apparently accelerating arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and the precarious political conditions existing in many parts of the world have given rise to new anxiety about the possibility of military confrontation between the superpowers. Despite the fateful nature of the risk, we have little knowledge, as Jack S. Levy has... more...

  • Morals under the Gunby James H. Toner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    James Toner argues that the cardinal virtues are and must be the core values of the military. By embracing these values, the profession of arms serves as a moral compass in an increasingly confusing age. Building upon a bold introduction, which includes what many will regard as a surprising view of military ethics, Toner examines the four cardinal... more...

  • Armed Group Structure and Violence in Civil Warsby Roos Haer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book examines whether differences in the organizational structure of armed groups shape patterns of human rights violations in civil wars. Since the end of World War II, civil wars have been characterized by extremely high numbers of civilian casualties. However, the exact extent of civilian suffering varies across time, conflict, and geographic... more...

  • Maneuversby Cynthia Enloe

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 30.95 US$ 26.31

    Maneuvers takes readers on a global tour of the sprawling process called "militarization." With her incisive verve and moxie, eminent feminist Cynthia Enloe shows that the people who become militarized are not just the obvious ones?executives and factory floor workers who make fighter planes, land mines, and intercontinental missiles. They are also... more...

  • The Future of Warby Mark Mandeles

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.00

    Many analysts have heralded the U.S. military?s Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), a qualitative improvement in operational concepts and weapons that transforms the nature and character of warfare. Focusing on military technology, most argue that the new sensor, surveillance, communications, and computational technologies will usher in a period... more...