The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

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George Kassimeris, John D. Buckley
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - History - 467 pages
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This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare. It offers a refreshing analysis of key issues in modern warfare, not only in terms of the conduct of war and the wider complexities and ramifications of modern conflict, but also concepts of war, the crucial shifts in the structure of warfare, and the morality and legality of the use of force in a post-9/11 age.
  

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Contents

STRATEGY AND CONDUCT OF WAR
9
The Western Way of War
11
Strategic Thought The Relevance of Clausewitz
17
Development of Modern Counterinsurgency Theory and Doctrine
31
Air Power The Quest to Remove Battle from War
49
Sea Power
73
Land Warfare Attrition and Manoeuvre
89
ASPECTS OF MODERN WAR
107
MORALITY AND LAW
239
Ethics and the Enduring Relevance of Just War Theory in the TwentyFirst Century
241
Lying Down with Dogs The Inadequacy of Machiavellianism as a Basis for US Foreign Policy
257
Civilization and Savagery
271
International Law Military Force and Armed Conflict
289
Humanitarian Intervention Genocide Crimes against Humanity and the Use of Force
307
Forgetful Warriors Neglected Lessons on Leadership from Platos Republic
329
PERCEPTIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS OF WARFARE
341

After the RMA Contemporary Intelligence Power and War
109
Cyberwar
123
Twentieth Century Military Spending Patterns
145
The Politics of the Contemporary Trade in Major Conventional Weapons
165
Turning War into Business Private Security Companies and Commercial Opportunism
183
Women in the Armed Forces of Western Democracies
201
Women and World War II
223
Land of Ghosts? Memories of War in the Balkans
343
Cinema and the Cold War An International Perspective
365
Music as an Inspiration for Combat among American Soldiers in Iraq
383
Media War and Media Management
401
From Psychological Warfare to Information Operations and Back Again
419
Small Wars and Telecommunication
433
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