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The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

Edited by: George Kassimeris , John Buckley

Print publication date:  February  2010
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754674108
eBook ISBN: 9781315613284
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042495

10.4324/9781315613284
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Western Way of War Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Strategic Thought: The Relevance of Clausewitz Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Development of Modern Counterinsurgency Theory and Doctrine Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Air Power: The Quest to Remove Battle from War Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sea Power Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Land Warfare: Attrition and Manoeuvre Download PDF
Chapter  7:  After the RMA: Contemporary Intelligence, Power and War Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Cyberwar Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Twentieth Century Military Spending Patterns Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Politics of the Contemporary Trade in Major Conventional Weapons Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Turning War into Business: Private Security Companies and Commercial Opportunism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Women in the Armed Forces of Western Democracies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Women and World War II Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Ethics and the Enduring Relevance of Just War Theory in the Twenty-First Century  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Lying Down with Dogs: The Inadequacy of Machiavellianism as a Basis for US Foreign Policy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Civilization and Savagery Download PDF
Chapter  17:  International Law: Military Force and Armed Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and the Use of Force Download PDF
Chapter  19:  “Forgetful Warriors”: Neglected Lessons on Leadership from Plato’s Republic Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Land of Ghosts? Memories of War in the Balkans Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Cinema and the Cold War: An International Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Music as an Inspiration for Combat among American Soldiers in Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Media War and Media Management Download PDF
Chapter  24:  From Psychological Warfare to Information Operations and Back Again Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Small Wars and Telecommunication Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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