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  • Cultural Politics of Targeted Killing

    On Drones, Counter-Insurgency, and Violence

    By Kyle Grayson

    The deployment of remotely piloted air platforms (RPAs) - or drones - has become a defining feature of contemporary counter-insurgency operations. Scholarly analysis and public debate has primarily focused on two issues: the legality of targeted killing and whether the practice is effective at…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention

    Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

    Edited by Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam, Tom Dyson, Regina Rauxloh

    This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Drones and the Future of Air Warfare

    The Evolution of Remotely Piloted Aircraft

    By Michael P. Kreuzer

    This book examines the evolution of airpower and specifically the growth and proliferation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs). While most existing literature examines either the law or ethics of RPAs, and some newer scholarship looks to the battlefield effectiveness (the gains from strikes versus…

    Hardback – 2016-06-09 
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Indian Power Projection

    Ambition, Arms and Influence

    By Shashank Joshi

    India is growing into one of Asia’s most important military powers. Its defence budget has more than doubled in the past decade, and it imports more arms than anyone else in the world. But India is still seen as a land power focused on long, disputed and militarised borders with Pakistan and China…

    Paperback – 2016-01-15
    Routledge
    Whitehall Papers

  • Armed Drones and the Ethics of War

    Military virtue in a post-heroic age

    By Christian Enemark

    This book assesses the ethical implications of using armed unmanned aerial vehicles (‘hunter-killer drones’) in contemporary conflicts. The American way of war is trending away from the heroic and towards the post-heroic, driven by a political preference for air-powered management of strategic…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • Security and Conflict in East Asia

    Edited by Andrew T. H. Tan

    Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and thorough analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula, China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the world. This analysis provides the building blocks for effective solutions to manage these, and is a…

    Hardback – 2015-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware (Routledge Revivals)

    By Christopher Chant

    First published in 1987, The Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware provides, within a single volume, the salient technical and operational details of the most important weapons. The complete range of hardware used in land, sea and air forces throughout the world at the time of publication…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Air Power in UN Operations

    Wings for Peace

    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
    Routledge
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • The RAF and Aircraft Design

    Air Staff Operational Requirements 1923-1939

    By Colin S Sinnott

    This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge
    Studies in Air Power

  • Strategic Studies

    A Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Thomas G. Mahnken, Joseph A. Maiolo

    The second edition of Strategic Studies: A Reader brings together key essays on strategic theory by some of the leading contributors to the field. This revised volume contains several new essays and updated introductions to each section. The volume comprises hard-to-find classics in the field as…

    Paperback – 2014-01-20
    Routledge

  • Transatlantic Space Politics

    Competition and Cooperation Above the Clouds

    By Sheng-Chih Wang

    This book examines transatlantic politics through an analysis of 60 years of US-European strategic interaction in space. The significance of space politics for the study of transatlantic relations receives surprisingly little scholarly attention. As a theatre of interaction, transatlantic space…

    Hardback – 2013-04-29
    Routledge
    Space Power and Politics

  • Soviet Air Force Theory, 1918-1945

    By James Sterrett

    This new book examines the development of Soviet thinking on the operational employment of their Air Force from 1918 to 1945, using Soviet theoretical writings and contemporary analyses of combat actions.…

    Paperback – 2013-03-22
    Routledge
    Soviet (Russian) Study of War

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