The Oxford Companion to American Military History by John Whiteclay Chambers

By John Whiteclay Chambers

With greater than 1,100 entries written through a few 500 special participants, The Oxford better half to American army History is "the so much complete therapy of yank army historical past ever compiled" (Parameters: U.S. military conflict university Quarterly) and an "easy-to-browse, well-organized paintings" (The Washington Post).

Here is a gold mine of knowledge on American army background, exploring battles and infantrymen, ships and guns, companies and doctrines--as good because the social and cultural influence of the U.S. army at domestic and around the globe.
The Oxford better half to American army History boasts over 1,100 entries written by way of a few 500 individual members. Readers will locate Stephen E. Ambrose writing at the D-Day touchdown, James M. McPherson at the conflict of Antietam, John Keegan at the altering adventure of wrestle, Jean Bethke Elshtain on Jane Addams, Mark A. Noll on faith and warfare, and Robert M. Utley on Sitting Bull. starting from short authentic items to large essays, the entries research each significant battle from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf; vital battles from Bunker Hill, to the Alamo, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, Normandy, and Khe Sanh; and army leaders from Washington to furnish, Lee, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Westmoreland, and Schwarzkopf. additionally, the Companion is going way past the standard "drum and trumpet" insurance to check a variety of matters it's possible you'll now not look forward to finding. There are entries on correct acts of Congress and on diplomatic rules corresponding to the Monroe Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; on peace and antiwar routine; on warfare in movie, literature, track, and images; and on battle considered in the course of the disciplinary lenses of anthropology, economics, gender experiences, and psychology. the result's the widest ranging account compiled in a single quantity of conflict, peace, and the U.S. military.
With over one thousand authoritative and vividly written entries, maps of numerous significant wars, large cross-referencing, lists of extra readings, and an index, this quantity is the 1st position to show for info on our nation's army history.

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Rethinking the Nature of War by Jan Angstrom, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

By Jan Angstrom, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

Have globalization, virulent ethnic changes, and globally working insurgents essentially replaced the character of conflict within the final decade?

Interpretations of battle as pushed by means of politics and country cause, formulated most significantly by means of the nineteenth century practitioner Carl von Clausewitz, have got powerful feedback. Political causes were stated to fall brief in explaining conflicts within the Balkans, Africa, Asia and the assaults of eleven September 2001 within the usa. This ebook re-evaluates those criticisms not just by way of scrutinising Clausewitz's arguments and their applicability, but additionally by way of a cautious interpreting of the feedback itself. In doing so, it offers empirical facts at the foundation of numerous case reviews, addressing quite a few points of recent struggle, equivalent to the actors, behavior and reasons of war.

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Military Education: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary by Cynthia A. Watson

By Cynthia A. Watson

Expert army schooling (PME) is broader and extra rigorous than is broadly understood within the usa. enhancing academic courses in the army provider branches is on the very middle of ongoing strength transformation efforts and complex academic possibilities ensue at quite a few, set degrees of army event. army schooling more and more conforms to criteria imposed through outdoors civilian accrediting our bodies and is remitted and monitored, to an quantity, via Congress. army Educationexplores this often-overlooked sector of schooling in the context of the fashionable army strength structure.In this certain paintings, Watson chronicles the evolution army schooling over the last sixty years. cautious to attract differences among education and schooling, she in short strains the background of PME and examines a number of the significant personalities fascinated about shaping it, in addition to the evolution of the curriculum under pressure in PME courses. Her narrative, mixed with key files, a word list, and a timeline of significant occasions, dispels well known notions of an uneducated army strength.

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Providing for National Security: A Comparative Analysis by Andrew M. Dorman, Joyce P. Kaufman

By Andrew M. Dorman, Joyce P. Kaufman

Providing for nationwide protection: A Comparative Analysis argues that the supply of nationwide safety has replaced within the twenty first century due to numerous diversified pressures and threats. during this well timed quantity specialists from either the educational and coverage worlds current thirteen various state case reports drawn from around the globe—including tested and more moderen states, huge and smaller states, these at the upward push and people in obvious decline—to establish what those key avid gamers deliberate to be their nationwide defense priorities, how they pass approximately offering nationwide safeguard, how they deal with nationwide safeguard, and what function they see for his or her militia now and sooner or later. The ebook concludes that relative status and the stability of energy is still very important to every country, and that every one see a major function for military within the future.

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Knowledge Management in the Intelligence Enterprise by Edward Waltz

By Edward Waltz

While you're answerable for the administration of an intelligence company operation and its well timed and exact supply of trustworthy intelligence to key decision-makers, this e-book is needs to examining. it's the first easy-to-understand, system-level e-book that in particular applies wisdom administration ideas, practices and applied sciences to the intelligence area. The ebook describes the basic rules of intelligence, from assortment, processing and research, to dissemination for either nationwide intelligence and enterprise functions.

This particular source presents a balanced therapy of the organizational and architectural parts of data administration, providing a transparent knowing of the procedure infrastructure, instruments and applied sciences essential to enforce the intelligence firm. You discover real-world purposes and get a close instance of a aggressive intelligence unit layout. together with over eighty illustrations, the ebook bargains a hugely sensible description of firm structure layout technique, and covers the complete diversity of nationwide, army, enterprise and aggressive intelligence.

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The American Pre-College Military School: A History and by Samuel J. Rogal

By Samuel J. Rogal

Either a historical past of the pre-college army university within the usa and a reference consultant to the associations previous and current, this entire paintings starts via discussing numerous striking army institution founders, together with Southern commercial Institute founder Rev. Lyman Ward, ny army Academy founder Charles Jefferson Wright, and St. John's army Academy founder Sidney Thomas Smythe, between others. It discusses the position of spiritual agencies in founding and holding army associations, in addition to a number different themes: colleges and directors; curricular alterations and options because the nineteenth century; escalating institution expenditures and the position of cash in deciding upon a school's good fortune or failure; and the way forward for the pre-college army institution. A moment half lists a few 355 person faculties and summarizes the historical past of every, offering information on enrollments and tuitions.

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Global Instability and Strategic Crisis (Routledge Advances by Neville Brown

By Neville Brown

This evaluate of the recent scenario proposes a broader remit for strategic experiences than ever sooner than. a major obstacle is that house now not be weaponised in pursuance of missile defence.The interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq are assessed. The Holy Land, Southern Africa, Indonesia, China and the Arctic also are foci of distinctive difficulty. different issues comprise 'terror' redefined; deadly lasers; inner fingers keep an eye on; neighborhood pacts; Marshall Plans; weather switch; instabilities in complex societies; a two-tier european; pre-emption doctrine; and house exploration.

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Counterdeception Principles and Applications for National by Edward Waltz, Michael Bennett

By Edward Waltz, Michael Bennett

This present day, greater than ever, using denial and deception (D&D) is getting used to catch up on an opponent's army superiority, to acquire or strengthen guns of mass destruction, and to violate overseas agreements and sanctions. even if the historic literature at the use of strategic deception is generally to be had, technical insurance of the topic is scattered in hard-to-find and out-of-print assets. this can be the 1st technical quantity to supply a present, finished and systematic assessment of the ideas and techniques that underlie strategic deception and, extra importantly, to supply an in-depth figuring out of counterdeception.

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Critical Security Studies: An Introduction by Columba Peoples

By Columba Peoples

Critical safeguard Studies introduces scholars of Politics and diplomacy to the sub-field via an in depth but available survey of rising theories and practices.

Written in an available and transparent demeanour, this textbook:

  • offers a finished and updated creation to serious safeguard studies
  • locates severe safety stories in the broader context of social and political conception
  • evaluates basic theoretical positions in severe protection reviews opposed to backdrop of latest protection challenges.

The publication is split into major elements. the 1st half, ‘Approaches’, surveys the newly prolonged and contested theoretical terrain of serious defense reports, and the several faculties in the subdiscipline, together with Feminist, Postcolonial and Poststructuralist viewpoints. the second one half, ‘Issues’, will then supply examples of the way those a variety of theoretical techniques were positioned to paintings opposed to the backdrop of a various variety of concerns in modern safety practices, from environmental, human and fatherland safety to frame defense and the battle on Terror.

The historic and geographical scope of the ebook is intentionally large and readers can be brought to a few key illustrative case experiences. all of the chapters partially II will act to concretely illustrate a number of of the methods mentioned partly I, with transparent inner referencing permitting the textual content to behave as a holistic studying instrument for students.

This publication can be crucial analyzing for top point scholars of severe safeguard reports, and an immense source for college kids of International/Global safety, Political conception, and IR in general.

Columba Peoples is Lecturer in diplomacy within the division of Politics, college of Bristol, united kingdom.

Nick Vaughan-Williams is Lecturer in diplomacy within the division of Politics, college of Exeter, UK.

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