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  • Reinstating the Hopliteby Adam Schwartz

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 70.05

    <P>Recent research into the military history of ancient Greece has questioned the central rôle traditionally ascribed to the famous hoplite phalanx by historians and suggested that even as late as the Persian Wars of 480?479 BC, Greek battles consisted essentially of open fighting and duels between individual combatants, in an almost Homeric... more...

  • Air Power in the New Counterinsurgency Eraby Alan J. Vick; Adam Grissom; William Rosenau

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    Often treated by Americans as an exceptional form of warfare, insurgency is anything but. Spanning the globe, centuries, and societies, insurgency is quite common. Given the threat insurgency presents to U.S. interests and allies around the world, the importance of counterinsurgency is no surprise. However, history has shown that insurgencies are rarely... more...

  • Combat Modelingby Alan Washburn

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    "Combat Modeling" is a systematic learning resource and reference text for the quantitative analysis of combat. After a brief overview, authors Washburn and Kress present individual chapters on shooting without feedback; shooting with feedback; target defense; attrition models; game theory and wargames; search; unmanned aerial vehicles; and... more...

  • Fighting Identityby Michael Vlahos

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    This work highlights a national ethos infused by a sacred narrative of divine mission. This deep association leads to a narrow approach to conflict relationships, built around an Us vs. Them distance from the enemy, in which their submission is achieved through kinetic effects and their subsequent redemption through our good works (reconstruction).... more...

  • Military Lifeby THOMAS W. BRITT; AMY B. ADLER; CARL A. CASTRO

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 315.00

    With global commitments and combat duty, our armed forces face life-threatening challenges on a daily basis. However, less visible threats also impact the mental health of our military men and women. Experts examine challenges on the battlefield, such as women coming to terms with life after being prisoners of war, or soldiers dealing with mistakenly... more...

  • New Wars and New Soldiersby Paolo Tripodi; Jessica Wolfendale

    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...

  • In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Editionby Richard Strozzi-Heckler; George Leonard

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The war in Iraq has heightened interest in the military mindset and raised questions about whether it?s possible to be a mindful, moral fighter at a time when impersonal, technology based warfare reigns. In Search of the Warrior Spirit confronts this thorny issue with Richard Strozzi-Heckler?s trademark personal, sympathetic style. In a top-secret... more...

  • Soul of the Samuraiby Thomas Cleary

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Thomas Cleary's translation of Code of the Samurai introduced the social, political, and organizational principles of samurai culture, including loyalty to family, a sense of service and duty, and the rules for dealing with allies and enemies. In Soul of the Samurai , Cleary delves into the key influence of Zen on the samurai's combat style, from... more...

  • The Gun Digest Book of Tactical Gearby Dan Shideler; Derrek Sigler

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 24.99

    The Gun Digest Book of Tactical Gear is the complete tactical gear reference, with complete listings of knives, flashlights, vests, tactical sights and optics and more, with select firearms and other weapons covered with the applicable gear. This everything guide includes: Articles from the top experts in the field A detailed where to find the... more...