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  • Private Security Companies during the Iraq War

    Military Performance and the Use of Deadly Force

    By Scott Fitzsimmons

    This book explores the use of deadly force by private security companies during the Iraq War. The work focuses on and compares the activities of the US companies Blackwater and Dyncorp. Despite sharing several important characteristics, such as working for the same client (the US State Department)…

    Paperback – 2017-02-25 
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Culture and Defence in Brazil

    An Inside Look at Brazil's Aerospace Strategies

    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 – 2017-02-21 
    Routledge
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • The Military Balance 2017

    By The International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS)

    The Military Balance is an authoritative assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries. Detailed A–Z entries list each country’s military organisation, personnel numbers, equipment inventories, and relevant economic and demographic data. Regional and select…

    Paperback – 2017-02-08 
    Routledge
    The Military Balance

  • NATO and Collective Defence in the 21st Century

    An Assessment of the Warsaw Sumit

    Edited by Karsten Friis

    This book presents a cutting-edge assessment of NATO's collective defence strategies in the immediate aftermath of the July 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit. Collective defence and deterrence came back on the agenda at the 2014 Wales Summit following the Russian annexation of Crimea, and was in many…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge

  • US Defense Politics

    The Origins of Security Policy, 3rd Edition

    By Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz, Caitlin Talmadge

    This book provides an accessible overview of US defense politics for upper-level students. This new edition has been fully updated and revised, with a new chapter on veterans and new material on topics such as cyberwarfare and lobbying. Analyzing the ways in which the United States prepares for…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17 
    Routledge

  • The European Defence Agency

    Arming Europe

    Edited by Nikolaos Karampekios, Iraklis Oikonomou

    This volume provides a comprehensive understanding of the European Defence Agency (EDA), the leading EU armaments policy institution. Despite its critical role in European strategic and military affairs as the key hub of European policy-making in the field of armaments, the Agency has hitherto…

    Paperback – 2017-01-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in European Security and Strategy

  • Missile-Defence Cooperation in the Gulf

    By Michael Elleman, Toby Dodge

    Iran’s short- and medium-range ballistic missiles are instrumental to its military doctrine and deterrence strategy. Yet despite having long faced a direct threat from these missiles, the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council remain unable or unwilling to effectively coordinate and integrate…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge

  • Space Warfare in the 21st Century

    Arming the Heavens

    By Joan Johnson-Freese

    This book examines the recent shift in US space policy and the forces that continually draw the US back into a space-technology security dilemma. The dual-use nature of the vast majority of space technology, meaning of value to both civilian and military communities and being unable to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Modern Military Strategy

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Elinor C. Sloan

    This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to post-Cold War military theory for students of strategic studies. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, including a new chapter on peacekeeping, and examines contemporary strategic thought on the conduct of war in the sea, land…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Clausewitz's Timeless Trinity

    A Framework For Modern War

    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
    Routledge
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • Defence Planning and Uncertainty

    Preparing for the Next Asia-Pacific War

    By Stephan Frühling

    How can countries decide what kind of military forces they need, if threats are uncertain and history is full of strategic surprises? This is a question that is more pertinent than ever, as countries across the Asia-Pacific are faced with the military and economic rise of China. Uncertainty is…

    Paperback – 2016-08-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • The Ethics of Military Privatization

    The US Armed Contractor Phenomenon

    By David M. Barnes

    This book explores the ethical implications of using armed contractors, taking a consequentialist approach to this multidisciplinary debate. While privatization is not a new concept for the US military, the public debate on military privatization is limited to legal, financial, and pragmatic…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23
    Routledge
    Military and Defence Ethics

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