Military Strategy and Operational Art

Military Strategy and Operational Art

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The Ashgate Series on Military Strategy and Operational Art analyzes and assesses the synergistic interrelationship between joint and combined military operations, national military strategy, grand strategy, and national political objectives in peacetime, as well as during periods of armed conflict. In doing so, the series highlights how various patterns of civil-military relations, as well as styles of political and military leadership influence the outcome of armed conflicts. In addition, the series highlights both the advantages and challenges associated with the joint and combined use of military forces involved in humanitarian relief, nation building, and peacekeeping operations, as well as across the spectrum of conflict extending from limited conflicts fought for limited political objectives to total war fought for unlimited objectives. Finally, the series highlights the complexity and challenges associated with insurgency and counter-insurgency operations, as well as conventional operations and operations involving the possible use of weapons of mass destruction. Scholars and practitioners in the fields of politico-military history, international relations, and national security policy are invited to contribute to this new series as well as faculty at senior and intermediate level service schools involved in professional military education.

  • No Fly Zones and International Security: Politics and Strategy book cover

    No Fly Zones and International Security

    Politics and Strategy, 1st Edition

    By Stephen D. Wrage, Scott A. Cooper

    This book discusses the practice of no-fly zones in international affairs. The first no-fly zone was imposed over northern Iraq immediately after the first Gulf War, and since then they have become a regular recourse for policymakers confronted with humanitarian crises. They have come to be viewed…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
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  • The Future of US Warfare book cover

    The Future of US Warfare

    1st Edition

    By Scott N. Romaniuk, Francis Grice

    This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the future of US warfare, including its military practices and the domestic and global challenges it faces. The need to undertake a comprehensive analysis about the future of warfare for the US is more pressing today than ever before. New…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
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  • Limited War in South Asia: From Decolonization to Recent Times book cover

    Limited War in South Asia

    From Decolonization to Recent Times, 1st Edition

    By Scott Gates, Kaushik Roy

    This book examines the origins, courses and consequences of conventional wars in post-colonial South Asia. Although South Asia has experienced large-scale conventional warfare on several occasions since the end of World War II, there is an almost total neglect of analysis of conventional warfare…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21
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  • Culture and Defence in Brazil: An Inside Look at Brazil's Aerospace Strategies book cover

    Culture and Defence in Brazil

    An Inside Look at Brazil's Aerospace Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Filomena Fontes Ricco

    This volume examines the connection between culture and defence by providing an inside look at Brazil’s aerospace strategies. Brazil is becoming increasingly important geopolitically, and several studies have sought to further understanding of this new position in the international arena. This…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
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  • Joining the Fray: Outside Military Intervention in Civil Wars book cover

    Joining the Fray

    Outside Military Intervention in Civil Wars, 1st Edition

    By Zachary C. Shirkey

    National leaders often worry that civil wars might spread, but also seem to have little grasp on which civil wars will in fact draw in other states. An ability to understand which civil wars are most likely to draw in outside powers and when this is likely to happen has important policy…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Clausewitz's Timeless Trinity: A Framework For Modern War book cover

    Clausewitz's Timeless Trinity

    A Framework For Modern War, 1st Edition

    By Colin M. Fleming

    This is the first book to apply the Clausewitzian Trinity of 'passion, chance, and reason' to the experience of real war. It explores the depth and validity of the concept against the conflicts of former Yugoslavia - wars thought to epitomise a post-Clausewitzian age. In doing so it demonstrates…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • The Swedish Presence in Afghanistan: Security and Defence Transformation book cover

    The Swedish Presence in Afghanistan

    Security and Defence Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arita Holmberg, Jan Hallenberg

    This book delivers on two analytical levels. First, it is a broad study of Sweden as an international actor, an actor that at least for a brief period tried to play a different international role than that to which it was accustomed. Second, the book problematizes the role of international military…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18
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  • The Transformation of Italian Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective: Adapt, Improvise, Overcome? book cover

    The Transformation of Italian Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective

    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome?, 1st Edition

    By Fabrizio Coticchia, Francesco N. Moro

    European armed forces have undergone deep changes in the past two decades. Given the breadth of the debate and the size of transformations that took place, it is somewhat surprising that relatively few academic studies have directly dealt with changes in force structure of European militaries, and…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
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  • The Powell Doctrine and US Foreign Policy book cover

    The Powell Doctrine and US Foreign Policy

    1st Edition

    By Luke Middup

    The Vietnam War is one of the longest and most controversial in US history. This book seeks to explore what lessons the US military took from that conflict as to how and when it was appropriate for the United States to use the enormous military force at its disposal and how these lessons have come…

    Hardback – 2015-04-10
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  • Inside Cambodian Insurgency: A Sociological Perspective on Civil Wars and Conflict book cover

    Inside Cambodian Insurgency

    A Sociological Perspective on Civil Wars and Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Bultmann

    There are many different types of power practice directed towards making soldiers obedient and disciplined inside the field of insurgency. While some commanders punish by inflicting physical pain, others use re-educative methods. While some prepare soldiers by using close-knit combat simulations,…

    Hardback – 2015-02-13
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  • The Failure to Prevent World War I: The Unexpected Armageddon book cover

    The Failure to Prevent World War I

    The Unexpected Armageddon, 1st Edition

    By Hall Gardner

    World War I represents one of the most studied, yet least understood, systemic conflicts in modern history. At the time, it was a major power war that was largely unexpected. This book refines and expands points made in the author’s earlier work on the failure to prevent World War I. It provides…

    Hardback – 2015-01-28
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  • Air Power in UN Operations: Wings for Peace book cover

    Air Power in UN Operations

    Wings for Peace, 1st Edition

    By A. Walter Dorn

    Air power for warfighting is a story that's been told many times. Air power for peacekeeping and UN enforcement is a story that desperately needs to be told. For the first-time, this volume covers the fascinating range of aerial peace functions. In rich detail it describes: aircraft transporting…

    Paperback – 2014-08-06
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  • Understanding Civil-Military Interaction: Lessons Learned from the Norwegian Model book cover

    Understanding Civil-Military Interaction

    Lessons Learned from the Norwegian Model, 1st Edition

    By Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

    A novel examination of civil-military interaction in particular between militaries and humanitarian actors, in light of the so-called 'Norwegian model' that espouses a clear divide between political and humanitarian (or military and civilian - the model is in fact unclear) actors, while maintaining…

    Hardback – 2014-03-26
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  • British Generals in Blair's Wars book cover

    British Generals in Blair's Wars

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Bailey, Richard Iron

    British Generals in Blair's Wars is based on a series of high profile seminars held in Oxford in which senior British officers, predominantly from the army, reflect on their experience of campaigning. The chapters embrace all the UK's major operations since the end of the Cold War, but they focus…

    Paperback – 2013-08-16
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  • Britain and the War on Terror: Policy, Strategy and Operations book cover

    Britain and the War on Terror

    Policy, Strategy and Operations, 1st Edition

    By Warren Chin

    Why did Britain come to play such a prominent role in the war on terror and why did the military instrument come to be the dominant theme in the British prosecution of what was an ideological and political struggle? This book is an analysis of Britain’s war against Al Qaeda and the phenomenon of…

    Hardback – 2013-06-28
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  • Confrontation, Strategy and War Termination: Britain's Conflict with Indonesia book cover

    Confrontation, Strategy and War Termination

    Britain's Conflict with Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Tuck

    At the heart of this book is the problem of war termination. Britain won an almost unbroken string of tactical military victories during an undeclared war against the Republic of Indonesia in the 1960s, yet it proved difficult to translate this into strategic success. Using conflict termination…

    Hardback – 2013-02-18
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  • Blair's Successful War: British Military Intervention in Sierra Leone book cover

    Blair's Successful War

    British Military Intervention in Sierra Leone, 1st Edition

    By Andrew M. Dorman

    Andrew Dorman introduces Sierra Leone as Blair's second great military adventure after Kosovo and the first he undertook on his own. It is tied to Blair's 1999 Chicago speech on the 'Doctrine of the International Community', his move towards humanitarianism and the impact of the Kosovo experience.…

    Hardback – 2009-11-28
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  • Russian Civil-Military Relations book cover

    Russian Civil-Military Relations

    1st Edition

    By Robert Brannon

    Putin's style of leadership has transitioned into another era but there is much still inherited from the past. In the often anarchic environment of the 1990s, the nascent Russian Federation experienced misunderstandings and mis-steps in civil-military relations. Under Boris Yeltsin it has been…

    Hardback – 2009-03-28
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  • Managing Civil-Military Cooperation: A 24/7 Joint Effort for Stability book cover

    Managing Civil-Military Cooperation

    A 24/7 Joint Effort for Stability, 1st Edition

    By Myriame T.I.B. Bollen

    Edited by Sebastiaan J.H. Rietjens

    Civil-military cooperation has always been a key factor in both peace and conflict situations, and is vital in today's political climate. This indispensable volume analyzes the various types of civil-military cooperation across different settings and contexts, to include humanitarian operations…

    Hardback – 2008-07-10
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