Reassessing the Revolution in Military Affairs

Author: Andrew Futter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137513764
Format: PDF, Docs
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A generation after the First Gulf War, and in the wake of a decade of counterinsurgency operations and irregular warfare, this book explores how the concept of the Revolution in Military Affairs continues to shape the way modern militaries across the globe think about, plan and fight wars.

Adapting to Win

Author: Noriyuki Katagiri
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812290135
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When insurgent groups challenge powerful states, defeat is not always inevitable. Increasingly, guerrilla forces have overcome enormous disadvantages and succeeded in extending the period of violent conflict, raising the costs of war, and occasionally winning. Noriyuki Katagiri investigates the circumstances and tactics that allow some insurgencies to succeed in wars against foreign governments while others fail. Adapting to Win examines almost 150 instances of violent insurgencies pitted against state powers, including in-depth case studies of the war in Afghanistan and the 2003 Iraq war. By applying sequencing theory, Katagiri provides insights into guerrilla operations ranging from Somalia to Benin and Indochina, demonstrating how some insurgents learn and change in response to shifting circumstances. Ultimately, his research shows that successful insurgent groups have evolved into mature armed forces, and then demonstrates what evolutionary paths are likely to be successful or unsuccessful for those organizations. Adapting to Win will interest scholars of international relations, security studies, and third world politics and contains implications for government officials, military officers, and strategic thinkers around the globe as they grapple with how to cope with tenacious and violent insurgent organizations.

The Iraq War

Author: Williamson Murray
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674012806
Format: PDF, ePub
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A ripped-from-the-headlines history of the Iraq War takes readers well beyond the briefings and CNN broadcasts in search of the "new American way of war" and its consequences in the first major war of the millennium. (Current Affairs)

When the World Seemed New

Author: Jeffrey A. Engel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054493184X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest shock to international affairs since World War II. In that perilous moment, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and regimes throughout Eastern Europe and Asia teetered between democratic change and new authoritarian rule. President Bush faced a world in turmoil that might easily have tipped into an epic crisis. As presidential historian Jeffrey Engel reveals in this page-turning history, Bush rose to the occasion brilliantly. Using handwritten letters and direct conversations—some revealed here for the first time—with heads of state throughout Asia and Europe, Bush knew when to push, when to cajole, and when to be patient. Based on previously classified documents, and interviews with all the principals, When the World Seemed New is a riveting, fly-on-the-wall account of a president with his calm hand on the tiller, guiding the nation from a moment of great peril to the pinnacle of global power. “An absorbing book.” — Wall Street Journal “Engel’s excellent history forms a standing—if unspoken—rebuke to the retrograde nationalism espoused by Donald J. Trump.” — New York Times Book Review

America s Military Revolution

Author: William E. Odom
Publisher: Amer University Press
ISBN:
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"In America's Military Revolution: Strategy and Structure after the Cold War, Lieutenant General William E. Odom delivers a lucid and provocative analysis of how the United States must adapt its national security policies for the future. New needs, goals, dangers, and opportunities exist; they necessitate new strategies and, consequently, new structure." "General Odom is not only one of America's distinguished Army officers but also a renowned scholar. He explains how military options and the utility of certain military operations will be different in this new but still dangerous world. Odom describes the new strategic environment in which all security policy must be made and implemented, devoting special attention to the strategic ramifications of developments in Europe, Northeast Asia, Southwest Asia and the Middle East, Central America and the Caribbean. He stresses the central importance of Japan and Germany. According to Odom, "Any stable post-Cold War international system must include these two states as key pillars. All else is secondary."" "The author examines the rapidly changing nature of war to show the implications those changes have for U.S. force structure. He offers compelling analyses of American needs and capabilities in vital areas of military policy: coalition management, intelligence, space, industrial mobilization, logistics, and research and development. He also unveils important suggestions on Pentagon restructuring that are sure to invite further analysis and lively discussion." "General Odom calls for continued debate as the U.S. attempts to redefine the role of its military and improve its capabilities in a volatile international environment. America's Military Revolution will surely widen and contribute to this crucial discussion."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Der Operator

Author: Robert O'Neill
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959719132
Format: PDF
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"Ich habe Osama bin Laden getötet!" Abbottabad, Pakistan. Es ist der 2. Mai 2011. Zehn Jahre nach 9/11. Ein bewaffneter Navy SEAL stürmt in das Zimmer. Er hat den al-Qaida-Anführer direkt im Visier, zielt auf seinen Kopf. Dann drückt er ab. Robert O'Neill ist der Mann, der Amerikas Staatsfeind Nr. 1 getötet hat. In seiner Autobiografie beschreibt er detailliert, wie seine Kameraden und er vorgegangen sind und wie die letzten Sekunden im Leben des Terroristenführers aussahen. 16 Jahre lang hat er für sein Vaterland gekämpft. Die lange Ausbildung und das harte Training haben ihn geformt. Eindrücklich erzählt er, wie es sich anfühlt, einen Kameraden nach dem anderen zu verlieren und sich nie sicher zu sein, ob man Frau und Kinder jemals wieder sehen wird. Der Operator ist das Zeugnis eines außergewöhnlichen Menschen und gewährt einen faszinierenden Einblick in eine Mission, die einen der wichtigsten Siege im Kampf gegen den islamistischen Terrorismus markiert.

Tribe

Author: Sebastian Junger
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641203619
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.

Im toten Winkel

Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838706773
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Nach dem 11. September 2001 meldet sich der junge Amerikaner Robin Perry freiwillig zum Einsatz im Irak. Seine Einheit für Civil Affairs soll das Vertrauen der Einheimischen gewinnen. Doch die Realität des Krieges sieht anders aus, eine Unterscheidung zwischen Freund und Feind ist kaum möglich. Robin und seinen Kameraden bleiben oft nur Sekunden, um über Leben und Tod zu entscheiden...