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The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin (Paperback)


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Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror (Paperback)


Blood Year is an unsparingly honest, self-critical analysis of the collapse of western counterterrorism strategy and the subsequent rise of Islamic State. As a soldier, counterterrorism official, and Chief Strategist in the US State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism, David Kilcullen was one of the original architects of US and allied counterterrorism policy. Kilcullen's frank assessment - that the strategy he helped design has failed, that it has not made us safer, and has contributed to new threats, including Islamic State - makes this short book mandatory reading for anyone interested in how terrorism is confronted. The most startling part of his analysis is that there may be worse dangers than ISIS incubating in various parts of the world.
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The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force (Hardcover)


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NATO in Search Of A Vision (Paperback)


As the NATO Alliance enters its seventh decade, it finds itself involved in an array of military missions ranging from Afghanistan to Kosovo to Sudan. It also stands at the center of a host of regional and global partnerships. Yet, NATO has still to articulate a grand strategic vision designed to determine how, when, and where its capabilities should be used, the values underpinning its new missions, and its relationship to other international actors such as the European Union and the United Nations. The drafting of a new strategic concept, begun during NATO's 60th anniversary summit, presents an opportunity to shape a new transatlantic vision that is anchored in the liberal democratic principles so crucial to NATO's successes during its Cold War years. Furthermore, that vision should be focused on equipping the Alliance to anticipate and address the increasingly global and less predictable threats of the post-9/11 world. This volume brings together scholars and policy experts from both sides of the Atlantic to examine the key issues that NATO must address in formulating a new strategic vision. With thoughtful and reasoned analysis, it offers both an assessment of NATO's recent evolution and an analysis of where the Alliance must go if it is to remain relevant in the twenty-first century.
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Victory Among People: Lessons from Countering Insurgency and Stabilising Fragile States (Kindle Edition)


Insurgency and instability continue to trouble a host of states worldwide. In Afghanistan, the effort to restore stable government is nearly a decade old; in Somalia, it is entering its third decade. So what must the international community do better to address conflict?

A unique new volume addresses the question that has plagued United Nations peace-builders and national militaries alike: how are threats to peace defeated in the midst or aftermath of war? Victory Among People provides lessons drawn from its comprehensive set of thematic and country case studies – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – on counter-insurgency and stabilisation operations.
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Brierly's Law of Nations: An Introduction to the Role of International Law in International Relations (Paperback)


This concise book is an introduction to the role of international law in international relations. Written for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, the book first appeared in 1928 and attracted a wide readership. This new edition builds on Brierly's scholarship and his idea that law must serve a social purpose. Previous editions of The Law of Nations have been the standard introduction to international law for decades, and are widely popular in many different countries due to the simplicity and brevity of the prose style. Providing a comprehensive overview of international law, this new version of the classic book retains the original qualities and is again essential reading for all those interested in learning what role the law plays in international affairs. The reader will find chapters on traditional and contemporary topics such as: the basis of international obligation, the role of the UN and the International Criminal Court, the emergence of new states, the acquisition of territory, the principles covering national jurisdiction and immunities, the law of treaties, the different ways of settling international disputes, and the rules on resort to force and the prohibition of aggression.
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The Edge: Is the Military Dominance of the West Coming to an End? (Paperback)


Edge
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Behavioural Conflict: Why Understanding People and Their Motives Will Prove Decisive in Future Conflict (Paperback)


Whilst geopolitics, economics, religion and ethnicity all play crucial roles in starting and sustaining conflict this book advances the idea that it will be people's behaviour, and the West's ability to understand, interpret and influence that behaviour which will become the defining characteristic of resolving future armed disputes. This seminal study draws directly on the authors'operational experiences in Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan. Includes a chapter by behavioural scientist Dr. Lee Rowland and an introduction by the BBC Radio 4 "More or Less" presenter Tim Harford. The foreword is by former ISAF commander General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal. This book argues that future conflicts will be best resolved by focusing attention on altering the behaviours of others, either in advance - and therefore deterring conflict - or as a coupled component in the process of combat and post-combat operations. They also argue that Western Armies have learnt too many lessons the hard way and been found wanting too easily. "Behavioural Conflct" argues for a fundamental rethink of the way that the West's militaries are organised, educated, trained and deployed.
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Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (Paperback)


The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has brought the world to the brink of a new Cold War. As Russia and Ukraine tussle for Crimea and the eastern regions, relations between Putin and the West have reached an all-time low. How did we get here? Richard Sakwa here unpicks the story of Russo-Ukrainian relations and traces the path to the recent disturbances through the events which have forced Ukraine, a country internally divided between East and West, to choose between closer union with Europe or its historic ties with Russia. As the first full account of the Ukraine crisis from the Euromaidan Protests to the catastrophe of MH17 and up to the October 2014 parliamentary elections, Frontline Ukraine explains the origins, developments and global significance of the internal and external battle for Ukraine. With all eyes focused on the region, Sakwa unravels the myths and misunderstandings of the situation, providing an essential and highly-readable account of the struggle for Europe s contested borderlands."
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On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence (Pimlico) (Paperback)


On the Psychology of Military Incompetence
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Thinking, Fast and Slow (Paperback)


Thinking, Fast And Slow
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The Hubris Syndrome: Bush, Blair and the Intoxication of Power (Paperback)


Hubris Syndrome
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The Leadership Skills Handbook: 50 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader (Paperback)


Leadership Skills Handbook
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Black Box Thinking: Marginal Gains and the Secrets of High Performance (Paperback)


What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Team Sky and the aviation industry? What connects James Dyson and David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers. Black Box Thinking is a new approach to high performance, a means of finding an edge in a complex and fast-changing world. It is not just about sport, but has powerful implications for business and politics, as well as for parents and students. In other words, all of us. Drawing on a dizzying array of case studies and real-world examples, together with cutting-edge research on marginal gains, creativity and grit, Matthew Syed tells the inside story of how success really happens - and how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to learn from our mistakes.
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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Paperback)


Blink
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High Command: British Military Leadership in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars (Hardcover)


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Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World (Paperback)


As commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stanley McChrystal discarded a century of management wisdom and pivoted from a pursuit of mechanical efficiency to organic adaptability. In this book, he shows how any organization can make the same transition to act like a team of teams - where small groups combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share their experience. Drawing on a wealth of evidence from his military career and sources as diverse as hospital emergency rooms and NASA's space program, McChrystal frames the existential challenge facing today's organizations, and presents a compelling, effective solution.
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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't (Paperback)


Leaders Eat Last is the highly anticipated follow up to Simon Sinek's global bestseller Start With Why. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work. This is not a crazy, idealised notion. In many successful organisations, great leaders are creating environments in which teams trust each other so deeply that they would put their lives on the line for each other. Yet other teams, no matter what incentives were offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Today's workplaces tend to be full of cynicism, paranoia and self-interest. But the best organisations foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a Circle of Safety. It separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Everyone feels they belong and all energies are devoted to facing the common enemy and seizing big opportunities. As in Start with Why, Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories, from the military to manufacturing, from government to investment banking. He shows that leaders who are willing to eat last are rewarded with deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision.It's amazing how well it works. Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organisations around the world how to inspire people. From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations like Disney and Intel, from Hollywood to the Pentagon, he has presented his ideas about the power of why. An adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, he also teaches graduate strategic communications at Columbia University. He is the bestselling author of Start with Why.
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The Art of Leadership (Military) (Hardcover)


Few people over the last century are better qualified to discuss leadership than Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the charismatic and idiosyncratic Second World War leader. It was a subject to which he devoted much thought. 'In one short sentence, it is captaincy that counts', he writes.Using personal studies of famous political military and industrial figures, Monty analyses the qualities that make for effective leadership. Being, by any definition, a frank and honest man he does not hesitate to highlight perceived deficiencies. Among his case studies are the Generals of the two world wars, Haig, French, Gort, Wavell and Alexander. Political leaders include Cromwell and Nehru, Khrushchev, de Gaulle and Mao. In this edition a fascination and contentious comparison of Churchill and Eisenhower appears for the first time.This book was first published as The Path to Leadership in 1961. This is an expanded edition.Pen and Sword Books are proud to have reprinted The Memoirs of Field Marshal Montgomery in 2005.
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Case Studies in Defence Procurement and Logistics: Volume 1: From World War II to the Post Cold War World (Paperback)


This book provides nineteen cases focusing on defence acquisition and logistics issues that will give excellent learning opportunities to a range of readers. These include defence manufacturing, procurement, inventory and change management, as well as operational logistic scenarios.
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Case Studies in Defence Procurement Volume II (Paperback)


This second volume contains seventeen cases focusing on defence procurement and logistics issues that will provide an excellent learning opportunity to a variety of readers. This wideranging audience will include military personnel, those on defence education and training programmes, employees of the defence industry, those in defence agencies and those engaged in defence and security-related research (an example being under- and postgraduate students on international politics and strategic studies courses).
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The Law of Collaborative Defence Procurement in the European Union (Hardcover)


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European Arms Trade With Regard to TTIP and Brexit (Kindle Edition)


It is vital that the necessary debates happen in order to find new solutions in response to a changing world. The main questions of the 21st century are the ones that impact global trade, competitiveness, technological superiority and the directions of integration or disintegration in a dynamically changing environment. The study takes a look at the history of FTAs and European defence cooperation, as well as the current situation, in order to analyse the possible outcomes of the TTIP agreement and Brexit for the EU arms trade. Moreover, it also takes into account the potential for a TTIP agreement involving the defence sector.
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Democracy's Arsenal: Creating a Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry (Paperback)


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Charlie Foxtrot: Fixing Defence Procurement in Canada (Point of View) (Paperback)


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A Dinosaur in Whitehall: True Cost of Defence Procurement Bureaucracy (Hardcover)


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Changing the Dinosaur's Spots: The Battle to Reform UK Defence Acquisition (Paperback)


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The Direction of War: Contemporary Strategy In Historical Perspective (Paperback)


Direction of War
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Slim, Master of War: Burma, 1942-5: Burma and the Birth of Modern Warfare (Paperback)


General W J Slim achieved something no one believed possible. Appointed to lead what was soon to become the famous 'forgotten' 14th Army in 1943, at a time when British units in the Far East were defeated and demoralised, within six months he had dealt the first death blow to the Japanese Army. This - the battle of Kohima and Imphal - was the largest single defeat of the Japanese on land in the Second World War and led to their complete destruction in Burma by August 1945. So, how did he do it? And why is he not better known? Slim did not fit the British military mould. Like Patton he was a manoeuvrist: he fought differently, seeking victory by cunning and guile, starkly different from how the British Army foughts its wars at the time. Like the legendary soldier T E Lawrence, Slim was an exponent - long before it became fashionable - of mission command, giving his subordinates their head and encouraging initiative and imagination at the lowest levels of command.But above all Slim was a soldier's general - it wasn't just his men who revered him, but his equals too: Mountbatten, with whom he bonded in a way unparalleled in South East Asia Command, and Stilwell, another maverick, who would serve under no other British commander but him. They were not wrong; he was a singular man, a supreme commander, who remains worthy of our respect.
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Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)


Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is acknowledged to be a great writer on war. Even though he wrote his work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant. This book explains his ideas in terms of his experiences as a soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time. Full description
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The Strategy Bridge: Theory For Practice (Paperback)


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Military Strategy: The Politics and Technique of War (Paperback)


A guide to the relationship between politics, strategy and war. Using case studies from the eighteenth century to the present day, it presents a theoretical framework around which historical and contemporary events can be explored and studied.
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The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq (Hardcover)


The Glorious Art of Peace A ground-breaking history of the arts of peace, from Confucius and Ancient Greece through to the 21st century, opening an alternative window on history to show the strength of the case for peace which has been argued from ancient times onwards. Full description
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Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in the 9/11 Wars (Paperback)


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Strategy (Meridian) (Paperback)


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Strategy: A History (Paperback)


Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman's narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, the insights into corporate strategy found in Peter Drucker and Alfred Sloan, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today. The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one's control. Time and again, Freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment-subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends-provides strategy with its challenge and its drama. Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, but instead feel their way through a series of states, each one not quite what was anticipated, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is one that is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the end point. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David's use of deception against Goliath, to the modern use of game theory in economics, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy.
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Five Go On A Strategy Away Day (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups) (Hardcover)


Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront a new challenge: what exactly is this puzzling scrape referred to as a 'strategy away day'? The Five have gone on their greatest adventure yet - to become an even better team! They are booked into an exciting hotel right next to the jolly motorway services, where the nice (if somewhat nervous and sweating and depressed) man teaches them a number of exercises that will make them work better. But wait! Who's been sneaking messages through the hotel dumb waiter about secret assignations? Is there a smuggler's plot afoot? Or is Shelly from Production shagging Postroom Luke? All will be revealed . . . Ideal for those who are allergic to corporate jargon and will throw a sickie before having to play a trust game with colleagues. This hardback book has 104 pages and measures: 20 x 13.2 x 1.5cm
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Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation (Hardcover)


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Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy (Audio CD)


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The Caliphate at War: The Ideological, Organisational and Military Innovations of Islamic State (Hardcover)


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Viral Change: The Alternative to Slow, Painful and Unsuccessful Management of Change in Organisations (Paperback)


Viral Change Most conventional 'change management' programmes fail. This is mainly due to the fact that they are often based on wrong assumptions such as: .When we change the process/system, people will change their behaviour .Changes need to come from the top and filter down .Big changes need big actions .Cultural change is a painful, long-term process with no short-term results Viral Change(TM) provides a co... Full description
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Hope is Not a Method (Paperback)


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Thinking, Fast and Slow (Paperback)


Thinking, Fast And Slow
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Viral Change: The Alternative to Slow, Painful and Unsuccessful Management of Change in Organisations (Paperback)


Viral Change Most conventional 'change management' programmes fail. This is mainly due to the fact that they are often based on wrong assumptions such as: .When we change the process/system, people will change their behaviour .Changes need to come from the top and filter down .Big changes need big actions .Cultural change is a painful, long-term process with no short-term results Viral Change(TM) provides a co... Full description
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Next 100 Years, The (Paperback)


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The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Hardcover)


418 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout. David Petraeus And The Plot To Change The American Way Of War
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Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World (Paperback)


As commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stanley McChrystal discarded a century of management wisdom and pivoted from a pursuit of mechanical efficiency to organic adaptability. In this book, he shows how any organization can make the same transition to act like a team of teams - where small groups combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share their experience. Drawing on a wealth of evidence from his military career and sources as diverse as hospital emergency rooms and NASA's space program, McChrystal frames the existential challenge facing today's organizations, and presents a compelling, effective solution.
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Mobility Conquers: The Story of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group 1978-2005 (Hardcover)


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The Face Of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme (Paperback)


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The French War on Al Qa'ida in Africa (Paperback)


In January 2013, France intervened in its former African colony, Mali, to stop an Al Qa'ida advance on the capital. French special forces, warplanes, and army units struck with rapid and unexpected force. Their intervention quickly repelled the jihadist advance and soon the terrorists had been chased from their safe haven in Mali's desolate North - an impressive accomplishment. Although there have been many books on the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are almost none on the recent military interventions of America's allies. Because it was quick, effective, and relatively low cost, the story contains valuable lessons for future strategy. Based on exclusive interviews with high-level civilian and military officials in Paris, Washington and Bamako, this book offers a fast-paced, concise, strategic overview of this war. As terrorist groups proliferate across North Africa, what France accomplished in Mali should be a key reference point for national security experts.
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Acts of War: The Behaviour of Men in Battle (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) (Paperback)


Acts of War The reality of what it is to be a soldier, by Britain's foremost military historian. Full description
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The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare: Theory and Practice (Paperback)


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Scales on War: The Future of America's Military at Risk (Hardcover)


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The Tank Factory: British Military Vehicle Development and the Chobham Establishment (Paperback)


Tank Factory
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Understanding Modern Warfare (Paperback)


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The Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment: The Development of British Airborne Technology 1940-1950 (Wolverhampton Military Studies) (Hardcover)


Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment
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Mahan on Naval Warfare (Dover Maritime) (Paperback)


Over 40 articles cover naval principles, sea power in history and naval and national policies. Wide-ranging coverage of strategic positions, principles of naval administration, growth of British sea power, The Battle of Trafalgar, the moral aspect of war, motives for naval power, and much more. 8 black-and-white maps and diagrams.
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Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy (Hardcover)


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Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything (Paperback)


Deep Sea and Foreign Going
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Great Naval Blunders (Hardcover)


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The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service Since 1945 (Paperback)


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Understanding Naval Warfare (Paperback)


Understanding Naval Warfare
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Principles of Maritime Strategy (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor) (Paperback)


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The Ocean Economy in 2030: Edition 2016: Volume 2016 (Paperback)


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The Modern Russian Navy (Paperback)


A comprehensive guide to the ships and aircraft of the modern Russian navy. It encompasses the very largest to the very smallest units which are never mentioned in other books. It contains over 180 colour images.
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Air Warfare: History, Theory and Practice by Peter Gray (2015-11-19) (Paperback)


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Why Air Forces Fail: The Anatomy of Defeat (Paperback)


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Precision and Purpose: Airpower in the Libyan Civil War (Paperback)


A team of U.S. and international experts assesses the impact of various nations airpower efforts during the 2011 conflict in Libya, including NATO allies and non-NATO partners, and how their experiences offer guidance for future conflicts. In addition to the roles played by the United States, Britain and France, it examines the efforts of Italy, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Qatar, the UAE, and the Libyan rebels."
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Predator Empire (Paperback)


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Air Power and Maneuver Warfare (Paperback)


An essential part of the Air War College curriculum consists of the study of military history and specific campaigns. Part 1 of this manuscript presents an attempt to clarify the relationship between air power and maneuver warfare since 1939, a subject that derives its importance from the fact that maneuver warfare has been the U.S. Army's official doctrine since the early eighties and remains so to the present day. Part 2 contains the collective wisdom of the military doctrine analysis of the Air University on the same subjects, as well as the way in which we have presented them.
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Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare (Paperback)


Philosophical and ethical discussions of warfare are often tied to emerging technologies and techniques. Today we are presented with what many believe is a radical shift in the nature of war-the realization of conflict in the cyber-realm, the so-called
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Cybersecurity Exposed: The Cyber House Rules (Paperback)


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Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon (Paperback)


"Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. " In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them. Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly. At first, the firm s programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity. They had, they soon learned, stumbled upon the world s first digital weapon. For Stuxnet, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm built before: Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, it escaped the digital realm to wreak actual, "physical "destruction on a nuclear facility. In these pages, "Wired "journalist Kim Zetter draws on her extensive sources and expertise to tell the story behind Stuxnet s planning, execution, and discovery, covering its genesis in the corridors of Bush s White House and its unleashing on systems in Iran and telling the spectacular, unlikely tale of the security geeks who managed to unravel a sabotage campaign years in the making. But "Countdown to Zero Day "ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself. Here, Zetter shows us how digital warfare developed in the US. She takes us inside today s flourishing zero-day grey markets, in which intelligence agencies and militaries pay huge sums for
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Cybersecurity and Cyberwar What Everyone Needs to Know (Paperback)


Cybersecurity and Cyberwar
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Understanding Information Warfare: All You Need to Know (Hardcover)


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Western Mainstream Media and the Ukraine Crisis: A Study in Conflict Propaganda (Media, War and Security) (Kindle Edition)


This book explores contemporary propaganda and mainstream Western news media, with reference to the Ukraine crisis.


It examines Western media narratives of the immediate causes of the crisis, the respective roles of those who participated in or otherwise supported the demonstrations of 2013–2014 – including US-backed NGOs and rightist militia – and the legitimacy, or otherwise, of the destabilization of the democratically elected Yanukovych government. It considers how the crisis was contextualized with reference to broader themes of competition for power over Eurasia and the Washington Consensus. It assesses accounts of the role of Russia and of ethnic Russian Ukrainians in Crimea, Odessa and the Donbass and traces how Western mainstream media went out of their way to demonize Vladimir Putin. The book deconstructs prevailing Western narratives as to the reasons for the shooting down of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 in July 2014, and counters Western media concentration on the issue of culpability for the attack with an alternative narrative of egregious failure to close down civilian air space over war zones. From analysis of these discourses, the book identifies principles of post-2001 Western conflict propaganda as these appeared to play out in Ukraine.


This book will be of much interest to students of propaganda, media and communication studies, Russian and Eastern European politics, security studies and IR.

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The Media as an Instrument of Information Warfare: The Framing of the Russo-Georgian War in Russian and European Media (Kindle Edition)


Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Communications - Media and Politics, Politic Communications, grade: 7, Maastricht University, language: English, abstract: The puzzle this paper aims to solve is twofold: firstly, this study investigates how Russian and European media were used as an instrument of information warfare. Secondly and in more depth, it is examined to what degree the framings of the Russo-Georgian War in Russian and European media constitute information warfare. Here, the first question serves as to provide the necessary foundation on which the answering of the second one can build on.

The relevance of this paper is to contribute to the discussion on media bias on the Russian but also on the European side. While European media such as The Economist, The Guardian and the BBC claim that Russia is waging an “Information War” against the West, in EU countries such as Germany, there is a growing dissatisfaction of a considerable amount of people with the media coverage on Russia. By examining Russian and European media on the use of propaganda, this paper aims to address these concerns.
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The Lifeblood of War: Logistics in Armed Conflict (Hardcover)


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Logistics in the Falklands War (Hardcover)


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The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Second Edition with a new chapter by the author (Paperback)


In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U.S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheap that industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe. Published in hardcover on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. Now with a new chapter, The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade possible.
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Arnhem The Fight to Sustain: The Untold Story of the Airborne Logisticians: The Fight to Sustain - The Untold Story of the Airborne Logisticians (Kindle Edition)


On the ground the airborne logisticians at the battle of Arnhem fought to the bitter end, indistinguishable from their paratroop comrades. In the air, their deeds and sacrifice were shining examples of duty done under the most desperate circumstances. Witness the account of Flight Lieutenant H J King, navigator of Dakota KG 374 of 271 squadron RAF, Down Ampney:These men were not volunteers like aircrew. They received no flyingpay, yet were, without doubt, superb in their fulfilment of duty even though KG 374 was burning for the whole period over the dropping zone. Arnhem - The Fight To Sustain tells the stirring story of the men and the methods employed in sustaining 1st Airborne Division. It is the first account of forming corps of today's Royal Logistic Corps in action together.Following extensive research the story draws heavily on contemporary documents and eyewitness accounts and is lavishly illustrated.
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Air Cargo Management: Air Freight and the Global Supply Chain (Paperback)


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The UK as a Medium Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Logistics for Influence (Hardcover)


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Rickshaws, Camels and Taxis (Rogues, Ruffians and Officers of the Royal Corps of Transport) (Kindle Edition)


Rickshaws, Camels and Taxis
(Rogues, Ruffians and Officers of the Royal Corps of Transport)
Most books written about the British Army contain stories about the Infantry, Royal Artillery, Army Air Corps and/or its Armoured Regiments. They generally tell stories of how brave the protagonists within each Regiment were and how their actions usually changed the course of each battle or firefight. Great reading for most schoolboys and aspiring 2nd Lieutenants and of course these stories are deservingly told in vast volumes of books. But stories of who actually supported these Regiments and got them to the right place with the right equipment is rarely told, probably because stories of the supporting Corps and their soldiers are deemed to be too routine and dull for anyone to read.
But If it wasn’t for these so called REMF’s (Rear Echelon Mother F*****'s) then Britain’s fighting forces would be about as much use as a Regiment of traffic wardens. They might look good in uniform but when it comes to defeating the enemy they can’t do it without vast amounts of fuel, ammunition, rations, communications, medical support etc. Books written by Corps Officers don’t help in portraying the ‘Rear Echelon Troops’ with a more exciting vision either, they're usually written with quotes like, ‘If the strategic role of the blah blah blah was militarily blah blah blah and 17 Corps was in the vanguard blah blah bleeding blah. The small amount of reading materiel written by Corps officers rarely tells the stories of the soldiers serving under them, but they will tell you about when this Corps or that Division did something or other quite tedious and impersonal.
‘Rickshaws, Camels and Taxis’ (Rogues, Ruffians and Officers of the Royal Corps of Transport) will hopefully go some-way towards disproving the myth that its soldiers and officers are uninteresting and not noteworthy. The interviewees in this book have great stories to tell about how they dominated army boxing in the 1970’s, how some of them coped with prison sentences at the Military Correction Training Centre (MCTC) in Colchester, about being ambushed whilst on a Combat Logistics patrol in Iraq and what happened when one of the Corps' Staff Sergeants had a loaded pistol shoved in his face in Belfast.
The contents of this book does not tell the reader about Britain’s amazing fighting Regiments who have defeated an enemy force to protect our green and pleasant land, it quite simply tells the story of some amazing, and sometimes fighting, soldiers of the Royal Corps of Transport (RCT). All soldiers from every Corps and Regiment of the British Army have foible's and that includes these eleven, but these men would definitely be the sort of soldier you'd want standing at your shoulder 'when it all kicked off'.

Harry Clacy
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Moving Mountains: Lessons in Leadership and Logistics from the Gulf War (Hardcover)


"Business Week" described the Gulf War as "the largest military logistics operation in history", entailing an unprecedented deployment of troops and supplies halfway around the world. Here is a firsthand account of the supply effort that led to the dramatic Allied victory in the Gulf, written by the general who spearheaded the remarkable undertaking. General Pagonis recounts the Gulf War from the first fateful telephone call, to the mobilization of 550,000 troops and the shipment of 7,000,000 tons of supplies, to the enormously complex challenge of bringing home a half million soldiers and their equipment. Numerous leadership and logistics lessons can be gleaned from his experience. Pagonis describes his battlefield innovations as well as his inspirational leadership style. Using historical examples and current business practice, he makes a strong case for better leadership and better logistics, both in the military and in the private sector. In the Gulf War, leadership and logistics came together, and extraordinary goals were achieved. Pagonis demonstrated what senior managers of world-class companies now recognize: good logistics is an important source of competitive advantage. "Moving Mountains" offers lessons for all organizations facing major operational challenges.
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Supplying War: Logistics From Wallenstein To Patton (Paperback)


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The Geography of Transport Systems (Paperback)


Geography Of Transport Systems, 4Th Edn by Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Claude Comtois, Brian Slack, T&F/Routledge, 2017, Hardcover, 9781138669574
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ArmChairCivvy

Excellent initiative, thank you!

ISTAR (and C&C in the old fashioned way) does not neatly fit under any of the headings, so it would be helpful to add it explicitly to the “Change” header, so that related comments would all end up identifiable as such

WiseApe

This is a good read:

Empire of the Deep: The Rise and Fall of the British Navy by Ben Wilson.

Currently two quid on Amazon Kindle but be warned – there’s no happy ending.

Simon

The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire (Edward N. Luttwak) might appear outdated, but offer some good lessons for the management of endless problems/challenges with finite resources.

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