U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology by Titus Galama

By Titus Galama

Is the us at risk of wasting its aggressive area in technology and expertise? This quantity studies the arguments surrounding this factor and contrasts them with appropriate info, together with tendencies in examine and improvement funding; details at the measurement, composition, and pay of the U.S. technology and engineering crew; and family and foreign schooling statistics. The authors finish with ideas for policymakers.

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Simulating War: Studying Conflict through Simulation Games by Philip Sabin

By Philip Sabin

Over the previous fifty years, many hundreds of thousands of clash simulations were released that deliver the dynamics of earlier and attainable destiny wars to lifestyles.

In this publication, Philip Sabin explores the speculation and perform of clash simulation as an issue in its personal correct, in accordance with his thirty years of expertise in designing wargames and utilizing them in educating. Simulating War units clash simulation in its right context along extra primary recommendations similar to video game thought and operational research. It explains intimately the analytical and modelling concepts concerned, and it teaches you ways to layout your personal simulations of conflicts of your selection. The booklet offers 8 easy illustrative simulations of particular old conflicts, entire with principles, maps and counters.

Simulating War is key examining for all leisure or specialist simulation players, and for a person who's attracted to modelling warfare, from lecturers and scholars to army officers.

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Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War by Jan Angstrom, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

By Jan Angstrom, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

Bringing jointly best members within the box, this new quantity analyzes how victory and defeat in smooth conflict should be understood and explained.

It does so through confronting inter-related learn difficulties: the character of victory and defeat in smooth struggle and the reasons of victory and defeat. by means of first wondering the level to which the strategies of victory and defeat are significant to explain the results of contemporary wars, and no matter if the contents of those ideas are altering, it then evaluates varied theories purporting to provide an explanation for the results of struggle and the influence of variables, starting from know-how to tradition. The e-book tackles numerous key questions:

  • What is the definition of victory within the ‘War on Terror’?
  • What is the which means of victory and defeat in modern insurgencies, reminiscent of these in Iraq and Afghanistan?
  • Are the counterstrategies that have been constructed within the mid-twentieth century legitimate for you to take care of current and destiny conflicts?

With case reviews starting from the Malayan Emergency to the present clash in Iraq, Understanding Victory and Defeat in modern War can be of significant curiosity to scholars of struggle and clash stories, safeguard stories, army historical past and overseas relations.

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Is There Still a West?: The Future of the Atlantic Alliance by William Anthony Hay, Harvey Sicherman

By William Anthony Hay, Harvey Sicherman


The overseas reaction to the assaults of Sep 11 promised a brand new feel of cohesion among the us and its eu allies, yet next disagreements over Iraq have made the Western alliance appear tentative at top. Is There nonetheless a West? appears to be like past fresh occasions to place disagreements inside of NATO into historic point of view, exploring how cultural, demographic, monetary, and armed forces components because the Nineteen Forties have affected destiny customers for safety cooperation.
            As questions underlying the present rift persist, special scholars—Stephen A. Schuker, Michael Radu, Jeremy Black, and others—consider even if that collecting of countries lengthy often called “the West” is still a legitimate build. Claiming that ameliorations over Iraq aren't any more than previous conflicts over Suez, China, or different matters, they undertake a “realist” stance in diplomacy to supply an alternative choice to neoconservative and liberal viewpoints. They exhibit what the foremost issues—and nonissues—really are, and which between them are the real time bombs.
            those essays think of more than a few suitable subject matters, from the influence of globalization to rising changes within the political cultures of North american citizens and Europeans to an research of scarf concerns between Muslim immigrants. They fairly tackle the implications of demographic shifts as Western international locations try and take care of transforming into Muslim groups that current a safety and cultural problem. In featuring attainable counterterrorism suggestions to outline a shared Western defense coverage, this e-book considers no matter if a particular Western manner of battle actually exists and what it could suggest for the alliance.
            those insightful essays glance past transatlantic court cases to probe underlying problems, discover resources of clash, check clients for financial divergence, and recommend a achievable safeguard coverage. jointly, they ask readers to think about even if “the West” continues to be a massive strength in foreign affairs or no matter if we are facing a brand new international of competing states and moving alliances. by means of addressing those demanding situations, Is There nonetheless a West? issues towards the improvement of potent guidelines to make sure the continuing solidarity of the West.

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Secondary Trauma and Burnout in Military Behavioral Health by Charles C. Benight

By Charles C. Benight

This ebook offers an in-depth examine the complicated medical, person, and organizational demanding situations that our clinicians face in treating our returning infantrymen being affected by the aftermath of greater than a decade of struggle. the writer explores the confluence of things that make this time in historical past an ideal typhoon for army psychological health and wellbeing companies. The signature wounds of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars weave a tapestry of emotional turmoil with diffuse mind harm problems that problem some of the best clinicians lower than the simplest stipulations. the writer goals diverse items of the puzzle together with the superiority of secondary trauma and burnout, the organizational elements that advertise detrimental clinician healthiness, the production and review of an internet social media dependent intervention for burnout, and a severe overview of peer training.

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Understanding Naval Warfare by Ian Speller

By Ian Speller

This new textbook deals the reader an available advent to the examine of recent naval conflict, offering an intensive grounding within the vocabulary, recommendations, concerns, debates and proper historical past.

Navies function in an atmosphere that the majority humans do not realize and that many keep away from. they're built with a bewildering diversity of ships, craft and different vessels and kinds of apparatus whose objective is frequently uncertain. Writings on naval battle are typically replete with references to vague options defined in arcane language which may function a good barrier to figuring out. it's the goal of this publication to chop in the course of the vague and the arcane to supply a transparent, coherent and available advisor to the major gains of naval battle that might equip the reader with the information and knowing invaluable for a complicated engagement with the subject.

Understanding Naval Warfare is split into key elements. the 1st makes a speciality of strategies of naval struggle and introduces readers to the foremost innovations and concepts linked to the idea and perform of naval operations. the second one half specializes in the behavior of conflict at sea, and likewise on peacetime roles for modern navies. This part concludes with a bankruptcy that appears forward to the most probably way forward for naval conflict, assessing no matter if navies usually are roughly beneficial than long ago.

This textbook may be crucial examining for college kids of naval battle, seapower and maritime safety, and hugely steered for college kids of army background, strategic reports and safeguard reviews in general.

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Circum Mare: Themes in Ancient Warfare by Jeremy Armstrong

By Jeremy Armstrong

Circum Mare: topics in historic battle offers a thematic method of present instructions in historic army stories with case experiences on subject matters together with the economics of struggle, army solidarity, army authority, abnormal battle, and sieges. Bringing jointly study on cultures from around the Mediterranean international, starting from Pharaonic Egypt to overdue vintage Europe and from Punic Spain to Persian Anatolia, the gathering demonstrates either the breadth of the present box and a stunning variety of synergies.

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War, Conflict and Human Rights by Chandra Lekha Sriram

By Chandra Lekha Sriram

Battle, clash and Human Rights is an cutting edge new inter-disciplinary textbook, combining points of legislations, politics and clash research to envision the connection among human rights and armed clash. employing either theoretical and functional techniques, this ebook: examines the tensions and complementarities among safety of human rights and backbone of clash - the competing political calls for and the demanding situations posed via inner armed clash; explores the scope and results of human rights violations in modern armed conflicts, reminiscent of in Sierra Leone, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the previous Yugoslavia, in addition to the 'Global warfare on Terror'; assesses the felony and institutional responsibility mechanisms built within the wake of armed clash to punish violations of human rights legislation and foreign humanitarian legislation similar to the advert hoc tribunals for the previous Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the overseas felony court docket; discusses carrying on with and emergent international tendencies and demanding situations within the fields of human rights and clash research. This booklet might be crucial interpreting for college students of struggle and clash reviews, human rights and foreign humanitarian legislation, and hugely prompt for college kids of clash answer, peacebuilding, foreign safety and diplomacy, more often than not. Chandra Sriram is Professor of foreign legislation on the collage of East London and Director of the Centre for Human Rights in clash. Olga Martin-Ortega is a study Fellow on the Centre for Human Rights in clash at the University of East London. Johanna Herman is study Fellow on the Centre on Human Rights in clash at the University of East London.

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Strategy and Defence Planning: Meeting the Challenge of by Colin S. Gray

By Colin S. Gray

Strategy and Defence making plans: assembly the problem of Uncertainty explores and examines why and the way safety groups organize purposefully for his or her destiny defence. the writer explains that defence making plans is the manufactured from interaction between political approach, ancient event, and the common sense of procedure. the idea of method top finds either the character and the operating of defence making plans. Political 'ends', strategic 'ways', and armed forces 'means' all fed by way of reigning, if now not continuously famous, assumptions, manage the topic good with a template which may serve any time, position, and condition. The ebook is designed to assist realizing of what can seem to be a forbiddingly advanced in addition to technical subject.

A stable a part of the matter for officers charged with defence making plans tasks is expressed within the moment a part of the book's name. the true trouble, which not often is admitted by means of these tasked with defence making plans responsibility, is that defence making plans can purely be guesswork. yet, simply because defence coaching is often pricey, no longer untypically is politically unpopular, but evidently will be supremely vital, claims to wisdom concerning the actually unknowable persist. truthfully, we can't do defence making plans accurately, simply because our lack of know-how of the longer term precludes figuring out of what our society should be proven by way of destiny occasions to wish. The problem confronted by means of the writer was once to spot ways that our issues of the lack to understand the long run in any element in advance-the legislation of nature, in different words-may top be met and mitigated. Professor grey argues that our figuring out of human nature, of politics, and of strategic heritage, does let us make prudent offerings in defence making plans that with a bit of luck will end up 'good enough'.

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