Fighting Talk

Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy
Author: Colin S. Gray
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275991319
Category: History
Page: 190
View: 7658
Through forty maxims developed by the author, this book offers advice on how we can best cope with the perils that lurk for us in future strategic history.

Vom kriege

Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Publisher: N.A
Category: Military art and science
Page: N.A
View: 3826

Internationale Sicherheit

Eine Einführung
Author: Sebastian Enskat,Carlo Masala
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658023708
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
View: 4387
​Dieses Lehrbuch macht mit einigen grundlegenden Inhalten und konzeptionellen Überlegungen zum Themengebiet Internationale Sicherheit vertraut. Klassische Problemfelder wie Krieg und Frieden spielen dabei genauso eine Rolle wie neuere Ansätze in der Sicherheitsforschung. Das Buch leitet so zum eigenständigen, systematischen und politikwissenschaftlich fundierten Nachdenken über internationale Sicherheit an.


Rezeption und Transformation antiker Seeherrschaft
Author: Hans Kopp,Christian Wendt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110570548
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 324
View: 6246
So vielfältig die spätere Rezeption antiker Seeherrschaft auch war, ist sie bislang doch nicht Gegenstand einer umfassenden Untersuchung geworden. Es zeichnet die griechisch-römische Antike aus, dass sie nicht nur reale Anläufe zur Erringung von Seeherrschaft kannte, sondern auch ein Reservoir an Bildern, Narrativen und Semantiken maritimer Macht entwickelte, das in späteren Zeiten genutzt werden konnte, um Auseinandersetzungen mit zeitgenössischer Seeherrschaft zu entwickeln. Insbesondere am Beginn der Neuzeit, als die Wiederentdeckung antiken Wissens mit einer Maritimisierung von Politik und Lebenswelt zusammenfiel, kam es zu einer intensiven Rezeption der Ausdrucksformen antiker Seeherrschaft. Doch auch später war diese immer wieder das Objekt von Um- und Neuinterpretationen, die helfen sollten, die jeweils eigene Gegenwart und teils auch die Zukunft zu deuten. Anhand ausgewählter Beispiele von bereits antiken Verarbeitungen bis zum modernen Science-Fiction-Roman wird in diesem Band ersichtlich, wie sich Konzepte und Bilder von Seeherrschaft immer wieder neu im Dialog mit der Antike entwickelten und wie Vorstellungen antiker Seeherrschaft so nicht nur rezipiert, sondern auch transformiert wurden.

Understanding Space Strategy

The Art of War in Space
Author: John J. Klein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429755856
Category: History
Page: 246
View: 3217
This book examines the rise of great power competition in space, including the relevant and practical space strategies for China, Russia, the United States, and other countries. The work discusses the concepts and writings of past strategists, such as Thucydides, Sun Tzu, and Clausewitz, in relation to warfare initiated in or extending into space. This analysis underscores why polities initiate war based upon an assessment of fear, honor, and interest, and explains why this will also be true of war in space. Based upon the timeless strategic writings of the past, the book uncovers the strategy of space warfare, along with the concepts of deterrence, dissuasion, and the inherent right of self-defense, and outlines strategies for great, medium, and emerging space powers. Additionally, it highlights changes needed to space strategy based upon the Law of Armed Conflict, norms of behavior, and Rules of Engagement. The work also examines advancements and emerging trends in the commercial space sector, as well as what these changes mean for the implementation of a practical space strategy. Given the rise of great power competition in space, this work presents a space strategy based upon historical experience. This book will be of much interest to students of space policy, strategic studies, and International Relations.

Nuclear Weapons and Cooperative Security in the 21st Century

The New Disorder
Author: Stephen J. Cimbala
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113520280X
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 3834
This book looks at the prospects for international cooperation over nuclear weapons proliferation in the 21st century. Nuclear weapons served as stabilizing forces during the Cold War, or the First Nuclear Age, on account of their capability for destruction, the fear that this created among politicians and publics, and the domination of the nuclear world order by two superpowers: the United States and the Soviet Union. The end of the Cold War, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the potential for nuclear weapons acquisition among revisionist states, or even non-state actors including terrorists, creates the possibility of a 'wolves eat dogs' phenomenon in the present century. In the 21st century, three forces threaten to undo or weaken the long nuclear peace and fast-forward states into a new and more dangerous situation: the existence of large US and Russian nuclear weapons arsenals; the potential for new technologies, including missile defenses and long-range, precision conventional weapons, and a collapse or atrophy of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, and the opening of the door for nuclear weapons to spread among more than the currently acknowledged nuclear states. This book explains how these three 'weakening' forces interact with one another and with US and Russian policy-making in order to create an environment of large possibilities for cooperative security - but also of considerable danger. Instead, the choices made by military planners and policy-makers will create an early twenty-first century story privileging nuclear stability or chaos. The US and Russia can, and should, make incremental progress in arms control and nonproliferation. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation and arms control, strategic studies, international security and IR in general. Stephen J. Cimbala is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of numerous works in the fields of international security, defense studies, nuclear arms control and other topics. He has consulted for various US government agencies and defense contractors.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031479
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
View: 9591
Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

National Security Dilemmas

Challenges & Opportunities
Author: Colin S. Gray
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597976547
Category: History
Page: 334
View: 8997
A contemporary primer on the leading arguments about U.S. national security, National Security Dilemmas addresses the major challenges and opportunities that are live-issue areas for American policymakers and strategists today. Colin S. Gray provides an in-depth analysis of a policy and strategy for deterrence; the long-term U.S. bid to transform its armed forces' capabilities, with particular reference to strategic surprise, in the face of many great uncertainties; the difficulty of understanding and exploiting the challenge of revolutionary change in warfare; the problems posed by enemies who fight using irregular methods; and the awesome dilemmas for U.S. policy over the options to wage preventive and preemptive warfare. With forty years' experience as a strategist, within and outside of government, Gray uses a problem-solving motif throughout the book, suggesting solutions to the challenges he identifies. The book's master narrative is that the United States must take a more considered strategic approach to its security dilemmas. Too often, the country's leaders decide on a policy and then move to take action, all the while neglecting to devise a plan that would connect its political purposes to military means. While many of Gray's judgments here are critical of current ideas and behavior, he crafted them as helpful guides should planners adopt them when revising policies and approaches. Strategy is a practical matter; truly it is the zone wherein theory meets practice. This text can be used as an expert guide to the major national security challenges of today. It both explains the structure of these challenges and provides useful answers. With a foreword by Lt. Gen. Paul K. Van Riper, USMC (Ret.), Bren Chair, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia.

Coercing Compliance

State-Initiated Brute Force in Today's World
Author: Robert Mandel
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804795355
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 1417
Few global security issues stimulate more fervent passion than the application of brute force. Despite the fierce debate raging about it in government, society and the Academy, inadequate strategic understanding surrounds the issue, prompting the urgent need for —the first comprehensive systematic global analysis of 21st century state-initiated internal and external applications of brute force. Based on extensive case evidence, Robert Mandel assesses the short-term and long-term, the local and global, the military, political, economic, and social, and the state and human security impacts of brute force. He explicitly isolates the conditions under which brute force works best and worst by highlighting force initiator and force target attributes linked to brute force success and common but low-impact force legitimacy concerns. Mandel comes to two major overarching conclusions. First, that the modern global application of brute force shows a pattern of futility—but one that is more a function of states' misapplication of brute force than of the inherent deficiencies of this instrument itself. Second, that the realm for successful application of state-initiated brute force is shrinking: for while state-initiated brute force can serve as a transitional short-run local military solution, he says, it cannot by itself provide a long-run global strategic solution or serve as a cure for human security problems. Taking the evidence and his conclusions together, Mandel provides policy advice for managing brute force use in the modern world.

War of Annihilation

Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941
Author: Geoffrey P. Megargee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742544826
Category: History
Page: 177
View: 2271
On June 22, 1941, Hitler began what would be the most important campaign of the European theater. The war against the Soviet Union would leave tens of millions of Soviet citizens dead and large parts of the country in ruins. This title provides a concise history of the Germans' opening campaign of conquest and genocide in 1941.

De jure belli ac pacis libri tres

Author: Hugo Grotius
Publisher: Textor Verlag
ISBN: 3938402091
Category: Bible
Page: 650
View: 430

The Diffusion of Military Technology and Ideas

Author: Emily O. Goldman,Leslie C. Eliason
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804745352
Category: History
Page: 415
View: 7717
As military forces across the globe adopt new technologies, doctrines, and organizational forms suited to warfare in the information age, defense practitioners and academic specialists are debating the potential consequences of the "revolution in military affairs." The central question of this book is how such revolutions spread, to whom, how quickly, and with what consequences for the global balance of military power. The contributors to this volume—who include historians, political scientists, policy analysts, and sociologists—examine the diffusion of weapons technology, know-how, and methods of conducting military operations over the past two hundred years. The approach reflects the recent reawakening of interest in the relationship between culture and security. The transition from the industrial age to the information age has impacted warfare much as it has other social institutions. Advances in precision weapons, surveillance satellites, robotics, and computer-based information processing, together with organizational changes that network military units, promise to create fundamentally new ways of war; the final outcome of the current revolution is unpredictable—as the North Korean missile program shows—but its global impact will hinge on how the revolution diffuses.

Transcultural Wars from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century

Author: Hans-Henning Kortüm
Publisher: Akademie Verlag
Category: Culture conflict
Page: 274
View: 1372
Eine von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft getragene Forschergruppe an der Universität Regensburg untersucht seit einigen Jahren im Rahmen einer Neuen Militärgeschichte "Formen und Funktionen des Krieges im Mittelalter". Im März 2004 wurde auf einer international und interdisziplinär ausgerichteten Fachtagung, organisiert von Mitgliedern der Regensburger Forschergruppe zusammen mit dem Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, versucht, traditionelle Epochengrenzen, wie sie zwischen Mittelalter und Neuzeit nach wie vor bestehen, zu überwinden. Die Tagungsbeiträge werden in diesem Band veröffentlicht.

Die Farbe des Krieges

Author: Arkadij Babčenko
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499245374
Page: 255
View: 1870

Give War a Chance

Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 9781555847128
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 9347
The #1 New York Times bestseller from “one of America’s most hilarious and provocative writers . . . a volatile brew of one-liners and vitriol” (Time). Renowned for his cranky conservative humor, P. J. O’Rourke runs hilariously amok in this book, tackling the death of Communism; his frustration with sanctimonious liberals; and Saddam Hussein in a series of classic dispatches from his coverage of the 1991 Gulf War. On Kuwait City after the war, he comments, “It looked like all the worst rock bands in the world had stayed there at the same time.” On Saddam Hussein, O’Rourke muses: “He’s got chemical weapons filled with . . . chemicals. Maybe he’s got The Bomb. And missiles that can reach Riyadh, Tel Aviv, Spokane. Stock up on nonperishable foodstuffs. Grab those Diet Coke cans you were supposed to take to the recycling center and fill them up with home heating oil. Bury the Hummel figurines in the yard. We’re all going to die. Details at eleven.” And on the plague of celebrity culture, he notes: “You can’t shame or humiliate modern celebrities. What used to be called shame and humiliation is now called publicity.” Mordant and utterly irreverent, this is a modern classic from one of our great political satirists, described by Christopher Buckley as being “like S.J. Perelman on acid.” “Mocking on the surface but serious beneath . . . When it comes to scouting the world for world-class absurdities, he is the right man for the job.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “The funniest writer in America.” —The Wall Street Journal

The Journal of Military History

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 1749


die Logik von Krieg und Frieden
Author: Edward Luttwak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783934920125
Page: 355
View: 8473

Neorealism Versus Strategic Culture

Author: John Glenn,Darryl A. Howlett,Stuart Poore
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754613794
Category: Social Science
Page: 282
View: 3457
Essentially, the debate between strategic culturists and realists centres on the question of whether it is possible to explain/predict state behaviour without taking into account the particular characteristics of the state, such as its cultural constitution. This informative debate is encapsulated in the first section of this book, which engages in the theoretical arguments of each approach (strategic culture and realism), with the second section containing empirical analysis of the accuracy of the implications each approach posits. This is illustrated by a variety of country specific case studies.

Always Strategic

Jointly Essential Landpower
Author: Colin S. Gray
Publisher: Department of the Army
ISBN: 9781584876656
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 6058
American Landpower is a strategic instrument of state policy and needs to be considered as such. This monograph explores and explains the nature of Landpower, both in general terms and also with particular regard to the American case. The monograph argues that: (1) Landpower is unique in the character of the quality it brings to the American joint team for national security; (2) the U.S. has a permanent need for the human quality in Landpower that this element provides inherently; (3) Landpower is always and, indeed, necessarily strategic in its meaning and implications--it is a quintessentially strategic instrument of state policy and politics; (4) strategic Landpower is unavoidably and beneficially joint in its functioning, this simply is so much the contemporary character of American strategic Landpower that we should consider jointness integral to its permanent nature; and (5) strategic Landpower has an enduring position of dominance on the joint military team because conflict, war, and warfare have demonstrated all too convincingly over the course of 2,500 years that they do not register much of great relative significance with respect to change over time. In short, the strategic Landpower maintained today safely can be assumed to be necessary for security long into the future. No matter how familiar the concept of strategic Landpower is when identified and expressed thus, it is a physical and psychological reality that has persisted to strategic effect through all of the strategic history to which we have access. Other products pertaining to this topic include the following: The Future of American Landpower: Does Forward Presence Still Matter?: The Case of the Army in the Pacific can be found at this link: https: // Senior Conference 50, The Army We Need: The Role of Landpower in an Uncertain Strategic Environment, June 1-3, 2014 can be found at this link: https: // A Russian View on Landpower can be found at this link: https: //

Does Peace Lead to War?

Peace Settlements and Conflict in the Modern Age
Author: Matthew Hughes,Matthew S. Seligmann
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
Category: Political Science
Page: 242
View: 5863
A comprehensive study of why peace has so often failed in the modern era.