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  • Tomorrow's Battlefieldby Nick Turse

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    Investigative journalist and bestselling author Nick Turse exposes the shocking expansion of the U.S. military?s covert wars in Africa more...

  • Coercion, Survival, and Warby Phil Haun

    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...

  • Withdrawing Under Fireby Joshua L. Gleis

    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...

  • Medieval Fighting Manby Jens Hill

    Crowood 2015; US$ 23.99

    In medieval times an individual often needed to defend his life, his family and his property, and mercenaries earned their living by hiring out their skills, while feudal noblemen regularly mustered their men-at-arms and their subordinate vassals and tenants to provide military service, even to the point of leading them on Crusades to the Holy Land... more...

  • The War Bells Have Rungby George C. Herring

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 7.95

    In the summer of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson faced an agonizing decision. On June 7, General William Westmoreland had come to him with a "bombshell" request to more than double the number of existing troops in Vietnam. LBJ, who wished to be remembered as a great reformer, not as a war president, saw the proposed escalation for what it was?the... more...

  • The War Ledgerby A. F. K. Organski; Jacek Kugler

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    The War Ledger provides fresh, sophisticated answers to fundamental questions about major modern wars: Why do major wars begin? What accounts for victory or defeat in war? How do victory and defeat influence the recovery of the combatants? Are the rules governing conflict behavior between nations the same since the advent of the nuclear era? The... more...

  • Napoleon on the Art of Warby Jay Luvaas

    Free Press 2001; US$ 14.95

    Napoleon. The passage of time has not dimmed the power of his name. A century and a half after his death, Napoleon remains the greatest military genius of the modern world. Yet unlike Machiavelli, Clausewitz, or Sun Tzu, his name has not crowned any single literary work. The subject of thousands of biographies and treatises on warfare, he is the author... more...

  • Perfect Deterrenceby Frank C. Zagare; D. Marc Kilgour

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 54.00

    The first general analysis of deterrence since the Cold War, using game theory and containing numerous historical examples. more...

  • Regional Peacekeepersby John Mackinlay; Peter Cross

    United Nations University Press 2003; US$ 26.95

    This work investigates the Russian military presence in its former Soviet territories to determine whether these forces have been genuine peacekeepers or are a post-imperial presence that seeks to maintain former strategic interests. more...

  • The Roman Armyby Pat Southern

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    Offers a portrait of a legendary fighting force in peacetime and at war from a soldier's-eye view. Organized thematically, this book explores the army's history, culture, and organization, while providing details of the soldier's daily life and of the army's interactions with citizens, politicians, and the inhabitants of conquered territories. more...