Four Guardians: A Principled Agent View of American Civil-Military Relations

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Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - Donnithorne argues that the services act instead as principled agents, interpreting policies in ways that reflect their unique cultures and patterns of belief. Combining crisp insight and empirical depth with engaging military history, Four Guardians provides practical utility for civil-military scholars, national security practitioners, and interested citizens alike.

Chapter-length portraits of each service highlight the influence of operational environment "nature" and political history "nurture" in shaping each service’s cultural worldview. Conventional wisdom holds that these dynamics tend to reflect a competition for prestige, influence, and dollars. In four guardians, Jeffrey W.

Donnithorne uses these cases to demonstrate the principled agent framework in action while amply revealing the four services as distinctly different political actors. The book also offers two important case studies of civil-military policymaking: one, the little-known story of the creation of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force in the early 1980s; the other, the four-year political battle that led to the passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Act in 1986.

Four Guardians: A Principled Agent View of American Civil-Military Relations #ad - Such interservice rivalries, however, are only a fraction of the real story. Exploring the profound differences between what the military services believe―and how they uniquely serve the nation. When the us military confronts pressing security challenges, Navy, Air Force, the Army, and Marine Corps often react differently as they advise and execute civilian defense policies.

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On War, Indexed Edition

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Princeton University Press #ad - On war is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. War. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, statesmen, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, and intellectuals.

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Arms and Influence: With a New Preface and Afterword The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series

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Yale University Press #ad - War. Schelling points out, is as much coercive as tactical, aimed at decisions as much as bridges. He carries forward the analysis so brilliantly begun in his earlier The Strategy of Conflict 1960 and Strategy and Arms Control with Morton Halperin, 1961, and makes a significant contribution to the growing literature on modern war and diplomacy.

Yale University Press. Traditionally, americans have viewed war as an alternative to diplomacy, and military strategy as the science of victory. Today, however, in our world of nuclear weapons, military power is not so much exercised  as threatened. It is, Mr. A brilliant and hardheaded book. Stimson Lectures.

Arms and Influence: With a New Preface and Afterword The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series #ad - Mr. Schelling says, and the exploitation of this power, for good or evil, bargaining power, to preserve peace or to threaten war, is diplomacy—the diplomacy of violence. The author concentrates in this book on the way in which military capabilities—real or imagined—are used, skillfully or clumsily, as bargaining power.

He sees the steps taken by the U. S.

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The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. War. But why did it last so long? and what impact did it have on the united states, and the third world? Finally, how did it affect the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century--what were the human and financial costs? This Very Short Introduction provides a clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War, Europe, the Soviet Union, one that will both invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.

About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

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Princeton University Press #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. Still others analyze the strategy of particular conflicts--the First and Second World Wars--or the relationship between technology, policy, and war in the nuclear age. War. Yale University Press. The subjects addressed range from major theorists and political and military leaders to impersonal forces.

The rest--twenty-two essays--are new. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present. Other essays trace the interaction of theory and experience over generations--the evolution of American strategy, for instance, or the emergence of revolutionary war in the modern world.

Three essays are repinted from the earlier book; four others have been extensively revised. Makers of modern strategy from machiavelli to the nuclear Age takes the first part of its title from an earlier collection of essays, published by Princeton University Press in 1943, which became a classic of historical scholarship.

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age #ad - Together the contributors have produced a book that reinterprets and illuminates war, one of the most powerful forces in history and one that cannot be controlled in the future without an understanding of its past. Whatever its theme, each essay places the specifics of military thought and action in their political, social, and economic environment.

Machiavelli, churchill, and Marx and Engels are discussed, Clausewitz, as are Napoleon, and Mao. The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries.

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Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime

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Anchor #ad - The orthodoxy regarding the relationship between politicians and military leaders in wartime democracies contends that politicians should declare a military operation's objectives and then step aside and leave the business of war to the military. Anchor Books. In this timely and controversial examination of civilian-military relations in wartime democracies, Eliot A.

Oxford university Press, USA. Thought provoking and soundly argued, Cohen's Supreme Command is essential reading not only for military and political players but also for informed citizens and anyone interested in leadership. Yale University Press. Cohen chips away at this time-honored belief with case studies of statesmen who dared to prod, provoke, and even defy their military officers to great effect.

Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime #ad - Using the leadership of abraham lincoln, cohen offers compelling proof that, as Clemenceau put it, Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, and David Ben-Gurion to build his argument, “War is too important to leave to the generals. By examining the shared leadership traits of four politicians who triumphed in extraordinarily varied military campaigns, Cohen argues that active statesmen make the best wartime leaders, pushing their military subordinates to succeed where they might have failed if left to their own devices.

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The Origins of the First World War

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Routledge #ad - Revised by gordon martel, this new 3rd edition accommodates recent research and an expanded further reading section. James joll's study is not simply another narrative, retracing the powder trail that was finally ignited at Sarajevo. Anchor Books. Oxford university Press, USA. War. The importance of the theme, the breadth and sympathy of James Joll's scholarship, and the clarity of his exposition, have all contributed to the spectacular success of the book since its first appearance in 1984.

. Routledge. It is an ambitious and wide-ranging analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways in which historians have subsequently attempted to understand them. Yale University Press.

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Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era

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Praeger Security International #ad - Anchor Books. Yale University Press. War. Oxford university Press, USA. Routledge. This book examines the strategy and means to defeat insurgenct or guerrilla movements based on the author's first-hand experience in China, Greece, Indochina, and Algeria. This volume in the praeger security International Psi series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era defines the laws of insurgency and outlines the strategy and tactics to combat such threats.

Nagl, author of counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam Praeger, 2002. With a new foreword by John A. Drawn from the observations of a french officer, the book remains relevant today as American policymakers, David Galula, who witnessed guerrilla warfare on three continents, military analysts, and members of the public look to the counterinsurgency era of the 1960s for lessons to apply to the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War

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Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. Millett analyze the operations and tactics that defined the conduct of the war in both the European and Pacific Theaters. The authors present incisive portraits of the military leaders, the opportunities they took, on both sides of the struggle, demonstrating the ambiguities they faced, and those they missed.

Anchor Books. In the course of the twentieth century, no war looms as profoundly transformative or as destructive as World War II. Yale University Press. Moving between the war room and the battlefield, we see how strategies were crafted and revised, and how the multitudes of combat troops struggled to discharge their orders.

A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War #ad - Now, for the first time, we have a comprehensive, single-volume account of how and why this global conflict evolved as it did. It avoids a celebratory view of the war but preserves a profound respect for the problems the Allies faced and overcame as well as a realistic assessment of the Axis accomplishments and failures.

Used book in Good Condition. A war to be won is a unique and powerful operational history of the Second World War that tells the full story of battle on land, on sea, and in the air. Williamson Murray and Allan R. Routledge. War.

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Obama's Wars

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Simon & Schuster #ad - The white house led a secret exercise showing how unprepared the government is if terrorists set off a nuclear bomb in an American city—which Obama told Woodward is at the top of the list of what he worries about all the time. Verbatim quotes from secret debates and white house strategy sessions—and firsthand accounts of the thoughts and concerns of the president, his war council and his generals—reveal a government in conflict, often consumed with nasty infighting and fundamental disputes.

Obama’s wars offers the reader a stunning, his White House aides, you-are-there account of the president, military leaders, diplomats and intelligence chiefs in this time of turmoil and danger. You have essentially given me one option. It’s unacceptable. Well, ” secretary of Defense Robert Gates finally said, “Mr.

Obama's Wars #ad - President, I think we owe you that option. It never came. Anchor Books. An untamed vice president Joe Biden pushes relentlessly to limit the military mission and avoid another Vietnam.

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The Origins of the Second World War Seminar Studies

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Routledge #ad - Containing updated references and primary source documents alongside a glossary, a chronology of key events and a Who’s Who of important figures, this book is an invaluable introduction for any student of this fascinating period. Anchor Books. Creating a comprehensive and analytical narrative while remaining a succinct overview of the subject, this book takes a thematic approach to the complex range of events that culminated in global warfare, discussing factors such as economic rivalry, rearmament and domestic politics and emphasising that any explanation of the outbreak of hostilities must be global in scope.

. Routledge. Routledge. This fourth edition has been revised throughout, covering the origins of the war from its background in the First World War to its expansion to embrace the Soviet Union, Japan and the United States by the end of 1941. Exploring the reasons why the second world war broke out in september 1939 and why a european conflict developed into a war that spanned the globe, The Origins of the Second World War argues that this was not just ‘Hitler’s War’ but one that had its roots and origins in the decline of the old empires of Britain and France and the rise of ambitious new powers in Germany, Italy and Japan who wanted large empires of their own.

The Origins of the Second World War Seminar Studies #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Yale University Press. Oxford university Press, USA. War.

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