Understanding Modern Warfare

Understanding Modern Warfare

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A major new 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.See for example Maurikios, Mauricea#39;s Strategikon: Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy, trans. ... The ancient Indian text by Kautilya, Arthasastra, provides little guidance on the tactics of fighting, as it is meant to be a manual on statecraft. ... 3a€“4; Ellis, From the Barrel of a Gun: A History of Guerrilla, Revolutionary and Counter-Insurgency Warfare, from the Romans to ... under the command of Banastre Tarleton, and the a#39;Pyles Massacrea#39; perpetrated by Colonel Henry Leea#39;s dragoons.

Title:Understanding Modern Warfare
Author:David Jordan, James D. Kiras, David J. Lonsdale, Ian Speller, Christopher Tuck, C. Dale Walton
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2008-09-18


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