Military Power

A landmark work."--Lynn Eden, Stanford University, author of Whole World on Fire "Steve Biddle may be the best American defense analyst of his generation, and this book is quite possibly his career masterpiece to date.

Military Power

Fascinating, precisely written, indeed, brilliant, Military Power is among the most important books ever published on modern warfare.

Democracy and Military Power

In these pages is also to be found guidance amid the smoke and dust of present controversies over the technology of war and force. Wise in his day and generation, Professor Mc- Kinley avoids the harsh dogmatism of many military ...

Democracy and Military Power


The Future of Soviet Military Power

There will be a continuing effort to upgrade conventional military capabilities . But nuclear " sufficiency ” still remains the primary concern of Soviet planners . As stated so clearly by Soviet political - military spokesmen ...

The Future of Soviet Military Power


New Technology and Military Power

General Purpose Military Forces for the 1980s and Beyond Seymour J. Deitchman.

New Technology and Military Power


Military Power Conflict and Trade

Thus rather than arguing that increasing trade causes military power to fall , we might argue the opposite line of causality : that military expansion ( and perhaps rivalry ) adversely affected Great Power trade to these regions .

Military Power  Conflict  and Trade

Wherever international commerce flows in world politics, military power often flows with it - sometimes as a protector of commerce, sometimes as its promoters and sometimes as a tool of aggression against it. How are military power and international trade related? Do military power and commerce expand together or does military power decline as commerce (and perhaps interdependence) increases? Does this relationship vary across countries and, if so how? Power, Conflict and Trade is a study of the relationship between military power and international commerce among the Great Powers prior to World War I. After building an argument for a direct relationship between military power and commerce - one grounded in a mercantilist view of state power- and exploring their numerous connections, the book estimates models of the relationship among the Great Powers and explores a great deal of their commercial and military data, all of which is situated in the context of their mutual rivalries. Another question investigated is whether the peacetime conflicts and rivalries of the Great Powers affected their trade relations adversely. There is strong support for the argument that military power and commerce move together in world politics, though there is evidence for an inverse relationship as well.

The Use of Force

The sixth edition of this classic text retains the best from earlier editions and adds thirteen new selections that highlight twenty-first century challenges, including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

The Use of Force

The sixth edition of this classic text retains the best from earlier editions and adds thirteen new selections that highlight twenty-first century challenges, including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Strategies for using force, together with case studies that illustrate the general principles, are hallmarks of the text. New case studies include Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Asia. An entirely new section devoted to 'coping with terrorism' looks at the issue from a variety of geographical and philosophical viewpoints.

Military Power and Popular Protest

Katherine T. McCaffrey gives a complete analysis of the troubled relationship between the U.S. Navy and island residents.

Military Power and Popular Protest

Residents of Vieques, a small island just off the east coast of Puerto Rico, live wedged between an ammunition depot and live bombing range for the U.S. Navy. Since the 1940s when the navy expropriated over two-thirds of the island, residents have struggled to make a life amid the thundering of bombs and rumbling of weaponry fire. Like the armys base in Okinawa, Japan, the facility has drawn vociferous protests from residents who challenged U.S. security interests overseas. In 1999, when a local civilian employee of the base was killed by a stray bomb, Vieques again erupted in protests that have mobilized tens of thousands individuals and transformed this tiny Caribbean Island into the setting for an international cause célèbre. Katherine T. McCaffrey gives a complete analysis of the troubled relationship between the U.S. Navy and island residents. She explores such topics as the history of U.S. naval involvement in Vieques; a grassroots mobilizationled by fishermenthat began in the 1970s; how the navy promised to improve the lives of the island residentsand failed; and the present-day emergence of a revitalized political activism that has effectively challenged naval hegemony. The case of Vieques brings to the fore a major concern within U.S. foreign policy that extends well beyond Puerto Rico: military bases overseas act as lightning rods for anti-American sentiment, thus threatening this countrys image and interests abroad. By analyzing this particular, conflicted relationship, the book also explores important lessons about colonialism and postcolonialism and the relationship of the United States to the countries in which it maintains military bases.

Born Arming

Born Arming


The Almanac of World Military Power

The Almanac of World Military Power er en gennemgang af de enkelte landes hære, flåder og luftvåben.

The Almanac of World Military Power

The Almanac of World Military Power er en gennemgang af de enkelte landes hære, flåder og luftvåben. For hvert enkelt land gives et nationalt overblik omfattende geografi, befolkning, økonomi, styreform og politik herunder forsvars- og sikkerhedspolitik; en kort omtale af landets samlede militære styrke, samt forsvarsbudget; de militære enheders organisation, opbygning og størrelse; oversigter over anvendt materiel (våben, køretøjer, materiel m.v.). Værket er yderst anvendeligt til en vurdering af de enkelte landes militære formåen.

Military Power in Europe

These essays illuminate different aspects of military power and European security.

Military Power in Europe

These essays illuminate different aspects of military power and European security. It deals with the practicalities of planning and command within an alliance structure or the problems connected and with distinguishing between offensive and defensive operations for purposes of arms control.

Russia 1762 1825

Details the state of Russian military power from 1762-1825 in light of the military at large, the government, and the peoples of Russia.

Russia  1762 1825

Details the state of Russian military power from 1762-1825 in light of the military at large, the government, and the peoples of Russia. Several chapters discuss impacts of the military and their funding on agriculture and industry, other peoples, and countries as well as cost against the Russians themselves.

Commanding Military Power

Commanding Military Power offers a new explanation of why some armed forces are stronger than others.

Commanding Military Power

Commanding Military Power offers a new explanation of why some armed forces are stronger than others. Ryan Grauer advances a 'command structure theory' which combines insights from organization theory, international relations, and security studies literatures to provide a unique perspective on military power. Specifically, armed forces organized to facilitate swift and accurate perception of and response to battlefield developments will cope better with war's inherent uncertainty, use resources effectively, and, quite often, win. Case studies of battles from the Russo-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War and Korean War, based on new archival research, underscore the argument, showing that even smaller and materially weaker militaries can fight effectively against and defeat larger and better endowed adversaries when they are organizationally prepared to manage uncertainty. That organization often matters more than numbers and specific tools of war has crucial implications for both contemporary and future thinking about and efforts to improve martial strength.

Will the EU become a military power Current structure and trends in security and defence

This essay aims to answer the question if the EU will become a military power.

Will the EU become a military power  Current structure and trends in security and defence

Essay from the year 2018 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 1,0, University of Leipzig, language: English, abstract: The European Union is the institutionalized result of an ongoing process of cooperation between European nation states that started as consequence of the Second World War. It is a unique kind of supranational cooperation, a ‘sui generis’ in international politics, and evolved in incremental steps, which are unforeseeable and therefore hard to theorise. This essay aims to answer the question if the EU will become a military power. In order to forecast a possible future scenario, we must take into account historical events and decisions that shaped the current structure of the EU, especially in regards to security and defence. We must also consider wider developments and trends, and identify what has prevented the EU evolving into a military power so far. Afterwards, the essay will outline recent events and decisions in security and defence field. Based on these facts, the assessment about the EU as military power can be made.

The Political Economy of Soviet Military Power

A study of the political economy of Soviet military power, examining Soviet Russian ideology and tradition, theory and practice of the military doctrine, the domestic aspect and new economic realism, technology and efficiency, and ...

The Political Economy of Soviet Military Power

A study of the political economy of Soviet military power, examining Soviet Russian ideology and tradition, theory and practice of the military doctrine, the domestic aspect and new economic realism, technology and efficiency, and Perestroika and Glasnost from 1985-1987.

Russian Energy Policy and Military Power

This is an examination of how the political design for restoring Russia's 'greatness' has been shaped by the increase of its profile as a key energy supplier and the continuing decline of its military might.

Russian Energy Policy and Military Power

This is an examination of how the political design for restoring Russia's 'greatness' has been shaped by the increase of its profile as a key energy supplier and the continuing decline of its military might.

Japan s Re emergence as a Normal Military Power

Is Japan re-emerging as a normal, or even a great, military power in regional and global security affairs?

Japan s Re emergence as a  Normal  Military Power

Is Japan re-emerging as a normal, or even a great, military power in regional and global security affairs? This Adelphi Paper assesses the overall trajectory of Japan’s security policy over the last decade, and the impact of a changing Japanese military posture on the stability of East Asia. The paper examines Japan’s evolving security debate, set against the background of a shifting international environment and domestic policymaking system; the status of Japan’s national military capabilities and constitutional prohibitions; post-Cold War developments in the US Japan alliance; and Japan’s role in multilateral regional security dialogue, UN PKO, and US-led coalitions of the willing. It concludes that Japan is undoubtedly moving along the trajectory of becoming a more assertive military power, and that this trend has been accelerated post-9/11. Japan is unlikely, though, to channel its military power through greatly different frameworks than at present. Japan will opt for the enhanced, and probably inextricable, integration of its military capabilities into the US Japan alliance, rather than pursuing options for greater autonomy or multilateralism. Japan’s strengthened role as the defensive shield for the offensive sword of US power projection will only serve to bolster US military hegemony in East Asia and globally.