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Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq
Ahmed S. Hashim
Years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a loosely organized insurgency continues to target American and Coalition soldiers, as well as Iraqi security forces and civilians, with devastating results. In this sobering account of the ongoing violence...



War and the Engineers
The Primacy of Politics over Technology
Keir A. Lieber
Do some technologies provoke war? Do others promote peace? Offense-defense theory contends that technological change is an important cause of conflict: leaders will be tempted to launch wars when they believe innovation favors attackers...



Revolt on the Tigris
The Al-Sadr Uprising and the Governing of Iraq
Mark Etherington
A former paratrooper in the British Army with extensive experience of conflict and post-conflict management in the countries of former Yugoslavia, Mark Etherington had just completed an M.Phil. in international relations at Cambridge University in...



Absolute Destruction
Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany
Isabel V. Hull
Hull argues that the routines and practices of the Imperial German Army, unchecked by effective civilian institutions, increasingly sought the absolute destruction of its enemies as the only guarantee of the nation's security.



The Remnants of War
John Mueller
Mueller argues that war is an idea, like dueling or slavery, that has been substantially discredited, reduced to its remnants—or dregs—and thugs are the residual combatants.



Divided Union
The Politics of War in the Early American Republic
Scott A. Silverstone
Between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the United States was embroiled in competitive inter-state politics. Although it did not directly involve itself in European affairs, the United States did engage regularly in dangerous struggles...



The Impact of World War II on Policing in North-West Europe
This book focuses on the impact of World War II on policing in Belgium, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.



Pivotal Deterrence
Third-Party Statecraft and the Pursuit of Peace
Timothy W. Crawford
As the preponderant world power, the United States is a potential arbiter of war and peace between such feuding rivals as India and Pakistan, Turkey and Greece, China and Taiwan. How can it deter them from going to war and impel them to accept...



The Purpose of Intervention
Changing Beliefs about the Use of Force
Martha Finnemore
Finnemore examines changes over the past 400 years about why countries intervene militarily as well as in the ways they have intervened.



Corporate Warriors
The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry
P. W. Singer
Some have claimed that'War is too important to be left to the generals,'but P. W. Singer asks'What about the business executives?'Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that until recently only state militaries possessed. Their products range from trained commando teams to...



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