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The Swedish Presence In Afghanistan

Author : Arita Holmberg
ISBN : 9781317014560
Genre : History
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This book delivers on two analytical levels. First, it is a broad study of Sweden as an international actor, an actor that at least for a brief period tried to play a different international role than that to which it was accustomed. Second, the book problematizes the role of international military missions as drivers for change in the security and defence field. Several perspectives and levels of analysis are covered, from the macro level of strategic discourse to the micro level of the experiences of individual commanders. The book focuses upon Sweden and its participation in the international military mission in Afghanistan during 2002-2012 and also contributes to the growing literature evaluating the mission in Afghanistan, the security practice which has dominated the security and defence discourse of Western Europe for the last decade.

Limited War In South Asia

Author : Scott Gates
ISBN : 9781317105008
Genre : History
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This book examines the origins, courses and consequences of conventional wars in post-colonial South Asia. Although South Asia has experienced large-scale conventional warfare on several occasions since the end of World War II, there is an almost total neglect of analysis of conventional warfare in the Indian subcontinent. Focusing on China, India and Pakistan, this volume, therefore, takes a unique approach. Regional rivalries between India and Pakistan are linked with global rivalries between the US and USSR (later Russia) and then China, and war is defined in a broader perspective. The book analyses the conduct of land, sea and air warfare, as well as the causes and consequences of conflicts. Tactical conduct of warfare (the nature of mobile armoured strikes and static linear infantry combat supported by heavy artillery) and generalship are studied along with military strategy, doctrine and grand strategy (national security policy), which is an amalgam of diplomacy, military strategy and economic policy. While following a realpolitik approach, this book blends the development of military strategies and doctrines with the religious and cultural ethos of the subcontinent’s inhabitants. Drawing on sources not easily accessible to Western scholars, the overall argument put forward by this work is that conventional warfare has been limited in South Asia from the very beginning for reasons both cultural and realpolitik. This book will be of much interest to students of South Asian politics, security studies, war and conflict studies, military studies and International Relations in general.

Culture And Defence In Brazil

Author : Maria Filomena Fontes Ricco
ISBN : 9781317156123
Genre : History
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This volume examines the connection between culture and defence by providing an inside look at Brazil’s aerospace strategies. Brazil is becoming increasingly important geopolitically, and several studies have sought to further understanding of this new position in the international arena. This volume aims to provide a better understanding of the Brazilian nation, its security dilemmas, and how the country seeks to develop its defence training process and improve its professional military education. Organised into two parts, the chapters offer academic dialogues on several aspects of this topic, including public politics and the law, joint operations, human factors and the government interchanges with industry. The first section analyses Brazilian defence policy and strategy, discussing different aspects of aerospace power and Brazilian security perspectives. Chapters discuss the relationship between Brazil and the United States, which blend aspects of the generation of knowledge, science, technology and innovation, and point to economic issues and the Defence Industrial Base. Specific implications of the Brazilian air space, compared with Europe and the United States, also are exposed. In addition, a vision of cyberspace implications for the national power, a present-day question for the entire planet, is also presented. Thereafter, the second section looks at specific aspects of professional military education and explains the Brazilian approach to strengthening its aerospace power. This includes military education and performance, interdisciplinary studies, working jointly, multivariate analysis and cases. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, defence studies, gender issues, crises management and decision making, Latin American politics and International Relations in general.

Government Reports Annual Index

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Air University Library Index To Military Periodicals

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Author : Robert Young Pelton
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تنبه روبرت ينغ بيلتون إلى ظاهرة الجنود المستأجرين في الحرب على الإرهاب حين قابل فريقاً من المتعاقدين الأمنيين الذين كانوا يقومون بمهمة سرية على الحدود الباكستانية الأفغانية في خريف عام 2003؛ فعقد بيلتون عزمه على القيام برحلة ملحمية طويلة للولوج في هذا العالم الغامض وكشف أسراره، ليرجع إلينا بفهم مذهل لطريقة استخدام الجنود الخصوصيين. فتعال معنا لتستكشف عالماً ملطخاً بالدماء من الجنود المرتزقة والمقاتلين القبليين من جنوب إفريقية، تموله طغمة غاشمة من أرباب المال. توقف في المنطقة الخضراء في بغداد، والبس درعك الواقية من الرصاص وضع خوذتك على رأسك؛ لكي ترافق فريقاً من المتعاقدين الأمنيين وهم يسيرون بسرعة عالية، وينعطفون بشدة تجنباً للسيارات الملغمة ونيران القناصة وهم في طريقهم لإيصال عملائهم إلى المطار. شارك أصحاب الجيوش الخاصة الأثرياء كأساً من الراح في أحد الفنادق الفخمة، وهم يناقشون أفضل سبل المحافظة على الحياة في مناطق الحرب. امتدت رحلة هذا الكتاب فوق أربع قارات، واستغرقت على مدى ثلاث سنوات، لتأخذنا إلى داخل الحروب القذرة للسي آي إيه؛ وإلى القتل العنيف الذي لقيه المتعاقدون الأمنييون في الفلوجة، إلى الحصار الذي فرض عليهم في النجف والكوت؛ إلى معسكرات تدريب المتعاقدين في جنوب الولايات المتحدة، حيث يتلقى الجنود السابقون من العمليات الخاصة وحتى أفراد الشرطة في المدن الصغيرة تدريباتهم الأساسية في هذا الحقل؛ إلى مؤتمرات ومعارض المتعاقدين حيث يتبادل الحضور قصص مغامراتهم العسكرية وينقاشون مهماتهم القادمة؛ إلى السجون الكئيبة في وسط إفريقية، حيث دفع متعاقدون أمنيّون تحولوا إلى جنود مرتزقة فيها ثمناً باهظاً لقيامهم بمحاولات انقلاب كان مصيرها الإخفاق. لقد شجعت الولايات المتحدة استخدام القطاع الخاص في كل نواحي الحرب على الإرهاب، واضعة المتعاقدين خارج نطاق القانون وقيوده، وبوضوح مذهل لا يتأتى إلا بمعاينة مباشرة، يحلل لنا هذا الكتاب بدقة عالية اللاعبين الأساسيين؛ ولعل أكثر ما يثير القلق في هذا الكتاب هو أنه كشف عن وجود آلاف من المتعاقدين الأمنيين– إضافة إلى مئات غيرهم يدخلون هذا القطاع كل يوم- يحملون رخصة بالقتل، ويعرضون خدماتهم لمن يدفع الثمن الأعلى. العبيكان للنشر

New York Times Saturday Review Of Books And Art

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The New York Times Saturday Review Of Books And Art

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New York Times Book Review And Magazine

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