Understanding Modern Warfare

  • Filename: understanding-modern-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781107134195
  • Release Date: 2016-07-14
  • Number of pages: 490
  • Author: David Jordan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A fully revised and updated new edition of this leading introduction to the theory and conduct of warfare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The book combines analysis of key concepts, theory and military doctrine with reference to relevant examples from history, and integrates the land, sea, and air environments.

Understanding Modern Warfare

  • Filename: understanding-modern-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781316489901
  • Release Date: 2016-07-14
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: David Jordan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Understanding Modern Warfare has established itself as the leading introduction to the issues, ideas, concepts and context necessary to understand the theory and conduct of warfare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is an invaluable text for military professionals and students of military history. Key features include: incisive coverage of the debates surrounding contemporary and future warfare; accessible, yet sophisticated, discussion across the land, sea, and air environments; and coverage of contemporary topics such as drones, cyber warfare, and hybrid warfare. The book makes extensive use of text boxes to explain key concepts and to reference extended examples; annotated guides to further reading; and key questions to promote the reader's further thinking. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account new debates and recent events in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, and also restructured to further improve its usefulness as a teaching tool.

Understanding Modern Warfare

  • Filename: understanding-modern-warfare.
  • ISBN: 0521700388
  • Release Date: 2008-09-18
  • Number of pages: 387
  • Author: David Jordan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A major study of the theory and practice of warfare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Using relevant examples from recent history, this book provides a complete introduction to the issues, ideas, concepts, context and vocabulary of modern warfare. The expert team of authors explore the conduct of war across land, sea, air and space in addition to addressing key issues relating to contemporary strategy, weapons of mass destruction and irregular warfare, including insurgency, terrorism and civil war. They provide an incisive and structured grounding in military theory and argue for the importance of understanding warfare within the joint (inter-service) context and as an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary phenomenon. By providing the tools required to truly understand contemporary military doctrine this accessible survey will be an invaluable resource for any student of military history or international relations as well as for military professionals.

Understanding Naval Warfare

  • Filename: understanding-naval-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781134701148
  • Release Date: 2014-04-24
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Ian Speller
  • Publisher: Routledge



This new textbook offers the reader an accessible introduction to the study of modern naval warfare, providing a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues, debates and relevant history. Navies operate in an environment that most people do not understand and that many avoid. They are equipped with a bewildering range of ships, craft and other vessels and types of equipment whose purpose is often unclear. Writings on naval warfare are usually replete with references to obscure concepts explained in arcane language that can serve as an effective barrier to understanding. It is the objective of this book to cut through the obscure and the arcane to offer a clear, coherent and accessible guide to the key features of naval warfare that will equip the reader with the knowledge and understanding necessary for a sophisticated engagement with the subject. Understanding Naval Warfare is divided into two key parts. The first focuses on concepts of naval warfare and introduces readers to the key concepts and ideas associated with the theory and practice of naval operations. The second part focuses on the conduct of war at sea, and also on peacetime roles for contemporary navies. This section concludes with a chapter that looks ahead to the likely future of naval warfare, assessing whether navies are likely to be more or less useful than in the past. This textbook will be essential reading for students of naval warfare, seapower and maritime security, and highly recommended for students of military history, strategic studies and security studies in general.

Understanding Land Warfare

  • Filename: understanding-land-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781134701285
  • Release Date: 2014-04-29
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: Christopher Tuck
  • Publisher: Routledge



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 how it is executed; the trade-offs associated with its prosecution; and the controversies that continue to surround its focus and development. Understanding Land Warfare contains several key themes: the difficulty of conducting land warfare the interplay between change and continuity the growing importance of co-operation the variety of ways in which land warfare is fought; the competing theoretical debates; the tensions and trade-offs. This book will be essential reading for military personnel studying on cadet, intermediate and staff courses. In addition, it will also be of use to undergraduate and postgraduate students of military history, war studies and strategic studies.

Understanding Spiritual Warfare

  • Filename: understanding-spiritual-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781441240132
  • Release Date: 2012-12-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: James K. Beilby
  • Publisher: Baker Books



The topic of spiritual warfare is an issue of ongoing interest in a number of sectors of the contemporary church. This four-view work brings together leading theologians and ministry leaders to present major views on spiritual warfare in dialogical fashion--all authors present their views and then respond to each of the other views. Contributors include: • Walter Wink with Gareth Higgins and Michael Hardin • David Powlison • Gregory Boyd • C. Peter Wagner and Rebecca Greenwood This volume provides a balanced, irenic approach to a much-discussed and often controversial topic. Offering a model of critical thinking and respectful dialogue, it highlights the differences between contributors, discusses a full range of important topics on the subject, and deploys biblical as well as theological arguments.

The Basics of Cyber Warfare

  • Filename: the-basics-of-cyber-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9780124051812
  • Release Date: 2012-12-28
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Author: Steve Winterfeld
  • Publisher: Newnes



The Basics of Cyber Warfare provides readers with fundamental knowledge of cyber war in both theoretical and practical aspects. This book explores the principles of cyber warfare, including military and cyber doctrine, social engineering, and offensive and defensive tools, tactics and procedures, including computer network exploitation (CNE), attack (CNA) and defense (CND). Readers learn the basics of how to defend against espionage, hacking, insider threats, state-sponsored attacks, and non-state actors (such as organized criminals and terrorists). Finally, the book looks ahead to emerging aspects of cyber security technology and trends, including cloud computing, mobile devices, biometrics and nanotechnology. The Basics of Cyber Warfare gives readers a concise overview of these threats and outlines the ethics, laws and consequences of cyber warfare. It is a valuable resource for policy makers, CEOs and CIOs, penetration testers, security administrators, and students and instructors in information security. Provides a sound understanding of the tools and tactics used in cyber warfare. Describes both offensive and defensive tactics from an insider's point of view. Presents doctrine and hands-on techniques to understand as cyber warfare evolves with technology.

The American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare

  • Filename: the-american-civil-war-and-the-origins-of-modern-warfare.
  • ISBN: 0253207150
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 366
  • Author: Edward Hagerman
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press



"... a major contribution to our knowledge of the place of the Civil War in the history of warfare.... I have long hoped for a sound history of Civil War military staffs... I need hope no more; Hagerman has covered this subject also, with the same assured expertness that he gives to tactics and technology." —Russell F. Weigley "... this fine book deserves a place on the shelves of all military historians in this country and abroad." —American Historical Review "... a first rate book... impressive... an imposing work... " —Journal of American History "This book is filled with enlightening information.... ought to be a standard for many years to come and should be required reading for any serious Civil War military historian." —Journal of Southern History

Silent Warfare

  • Filename: silent-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781574883459
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 247
  • Author: Abram N. Shulsky
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.



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The Evolution of Strategy

  • Filename: the-evolution-of-strategy.
  • ISBN: 9781139492560
  • Release Date: 2010-10-14
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Beatrice Heuser
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Is there a 'Western way of war' which pursues battles of annihilation and single-minded military victory? Is warfare on a path to ever greater destructive force? This magisterial account answers these questions by tracing the history of Western thinking about strategy - the employment of military force as a political instrument - from antiquity to the present day. Assessing sources from Vegetius to contemporary America, and with a particular focus on strategy since the Napoleonic Wars, Beatrice Heuser explores the evolution of strategic thought, the social institutions, norms and patterns of behaviour within which it operates, the policies that guide it and the cultures that influence it. Ranging across technology and warfare, total warfare and small wars as well as land, sea, air and nuclear warfare, she demonstrates that warfare and strategic thinking have fluctuated wildly in their aims, intensity, limitations and excesses over the past two millennia.

The Nature of War in the Information Age

  • Filename: the-nature-of-war-in-the-information-age.
  • ISBN: 0714655465
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: David J. Lonsdale
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



There has been a great deal of speculation recently concerning the likely impact of the 'Information Age' on warfare. In this vein, much of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) literature subscribes to the idea that the Information Age will witness a transformation in the very nature of war. In this book, David Lonsdale puts that notion to the test. Using a range of contexts, the book sets out to look at whether the classical Clausewitzian theory of the nature of war will retain its validity in this new age. The analysis covers the character of the future battlespace, the function of command, and the much-hyped concept of Strategic Information Warfare. Finally, the book broadens its perspective to examine the nature of 'Information Power' and its implications for geopolitics. Through an assessment of both historical and contemporary case studies (including the events following September 11 and the recent war in Iraq), the author concludes that although the future will see many changes to the conduct of warfare, the nature of war, as given theoretical form by Clausewitz, will remain essentially unchanged.

How the Helicopter Changed Modern Warfare

  • Filename: how-the-helicopter-changed-modern-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781455615681
  • Release Date: 2011-03-04
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Walter Boyne
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.



The helicopter was introduced to warfare during World War II. Since then, it has had a profound effect at both the tactical and strategic levels. This in-depth book by a military aviation expert examines the growth of the helicopter's importance in warfare and argues convincingly that severe flaws in the military procurement process have led to U.S. troops using antiquated helicopter designs in combat despite billions spent on research and development.

Modern Strategy

  • Filename: modern-strategy.
  • ISBN: 0198280300
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 412
  • Author: Colin S. Gray
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Modern Strategy explains how strategic reasoning makes sense of the great complexity of war on land, at sea, in the air, in space and even cyberspace.

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