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  • The Just War Tradition: Applying Old Ethics to New Problems

    1st Edition

    Edited by Davis Brown, Henrik Syse

    This collection examines the role of the just war tradition and its criteria in solving pressing present-day challenges. In particular, it deals with three types of challenges to world public order. One is anticipatory self-defense, in which one state attacks another to pre-empt or prevent an…

    Hardback – 2014-06-23

  • Ancient China on Postmodern War

    Enduring Ideas from the Chinese Strategic Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Thomas M. Kane

    Sun Tzu and other classical Chinese strategic thinkers wrote in an era of social, economic and military revolution, and hoped to identify enduring principles of war and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of similarly revolutionary change, and this makes their ideas of particular…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Cass Military Studies

  • The New American Way of War

    Military Culture and the Political Utility of Force, 1st Edition

    By Ben Buley

    This book explores the cultural history and future prospects of the so-called ‘new American way of war’. In recent decades, American military culture has become increasingly dominated by a vision of ‘immaculate destruction’, which reached its apogee with the fall of Baghdad in 2003. Operation…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    LSE International Studies Series

  • Understanding Land Warfare

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Tuck

    Understanding Land Warfare provides a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues and debates associated with modern land warfare. The book is a thematic, debate-driven analysis of what makes land warfare unique; how it interacts with the other environments; the key concepts that shape…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28

  • The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul B. Rich, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

    This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and counter-insurgencies. In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in…

    Paperback – 2014-03-31

  • 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

  • Military Strategy as Public Discourse

    America's war in Afghanistan, 1st Edition

    By Tadd Sholtis

    This book presents the current history of United States military strategy in Afghanistan as an example of dysfunctional policy discourse among the nation’s elites. The legitimacy of a country’s military strategy can become a subject of intense public debate and doubt, especially in prolonged…

    Hardback – 2013-11-15
    Cass Military Studies

  • Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific

    The Triumph of Neptune?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Till, Patrick Bratton

    With particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the rise and fall of sea powers. In the Asia-Pacific region there has been significant expansion of sea-based economies together with burgeoning naval power. Many claim that these processes will transform the world’s future…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Network Centric Warfare and Coalition Operations

    The New Military Operating System, 1st Edition

    By Paul T. Mitchell

    This book argues that Network Centric Warfare (NCW) influences how developed militaries operate in the same fashion that an operating system influences the development of computer software. It examines three inter-related issues: the overwhelming military power of the United States; the growing…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Reimagining War in the 21st Century

    From Clausewitz to Network-Centric Warfare, 1st Edition

    By Manabrata Guha

    This book interrogates the philosophical backdrop of Clausewitzian notions of war, and asks whether modern, network-centric militaries can still be said to serve the 'political'. In light of the emerging theories and doctrines of Network-Centric War (NCW), this book traces the philosophical…

    Paperback – 2013-07-29
    Routledge Critical Security Studies

  • Political Economy and Grand Strategy

    A Neoclassical Realist View, 1st Edition

    By Mark R. Brawley

    This book examines traditional balance of power theory from a political-economic perspective, using historical examples, to draw out distinctions between the liberal and realist approach and how this affects grand strategy. The realist view of the balance of power theory includes implicit…

    Paperback – 2013-04-15
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Soviet Air Force Theory, 1918-1945

    1st Edition

    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
    Soviet (Russian) Study of War

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