U - Military Science Acquisitions during January 2018

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Combined operations : a global history of amphibious and airborne warfare
Black, Jeremy, 1955- author
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Combined operations to 1500 -- The early modern period, 1500 to 1700 -- The eighteenth century, 1700-1775 -- The American Revolution, and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1775-1815 -- The nineteenth century, 1815-1914 -- The First World War, 1914-18 -- The interwar period, 1918-39 -- The Second World War, I, 1939-42 -- The Second World War, II, 1942-45 -- The Cold War, 1945-90 -- Since 1990 -- Conclusions.

"This book provides an accessible history of combined operations, one that reaches back to its earliest days but focuses primarily on the last 250 years, with emphasis first from the conflicts in North America from 1754 to 1783. The book will provide an informed and analytical narrative, emphasizing conflicts around the globe in order to offer coverage not only of the leading powers but also of all those involved in such operations. The author will consider the impact of technological development and of geopolitical changes, providing a dynamic account that looks at goals as well as means and strategies as well as operational and tactical considerations."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry U260 .B55 2018

Silencing the bomb : one scientist's quest to halt nuclear testing
Sykes, L. R., author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
In December 2016, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved their iconic "Doomsday Clock" thirty seconds forward to two and a half minutes to midnight, the latest it has been set since 1952, the year of the first United States hydrogen bomb test. But a group of scientists-geologists, engineers, and physicists-has been fighting to turn back the clock. Since the dawn of the Cold War, they have advocated a halt to nuclear testing, their work culminating in the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which still awaits ratification from China, Iran, North Korea-and the United States. The backbone of the treaty is every nation's ability to independently monitor the nuclear activity of the others. The noted seismologist Lynn R. Sykes, one of the central figures in the development of the science and technology used in monitoring, has dedicated his career to halting nuclear testing. In Silencing the Bomb, he tells the inside story behind scientists' quest for disarmament. Called upon time and again to testify before Congress and to inform the public, Sykes and his colleagues were, for much of the Cold War, among the only people on earth able to say with certainty when and where a bomb was tested and how large it was. Methods of measuring earthquakes, researchers realized, could also detect underground nuclear explosions. When politicians on both sides of the Iron Curtain attempted to sidestep disarmament or test ban treaties, Sykes was able to deploy the nascent science of plate tectonics to reveal the truth.
Baker Berry U264 .S96 2017

Ingeniería e ingenieros en la América Hispana : siglos XVIII y XIX
Pedro Cruz Freire, Ignacio J. López Hernández (coordinadores)
Sevilla : Editorial Universidad de Sevilla, 2017
Baker Berry UG5 .C654 2014

Who should die? : the ethics of killing in war
edited by Ryan Jenkins, Michael Robillard, and Bradley Jay Strawser
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
"This academic text brings together, in one volume, the most recent and innovative accounts of liability in war. It offers a "who's who" of contemporary scholars working on and rigorously debating the major ethical questions surrounding self-defense and killing in war, including: liability to harm, rights theory, selective conscientious objection, obligations toward civilians, and autonomous weapons. This volume pulls together, expands upon, and provides new and updated analyses of the concept of liability (and related concepts) that have yet to be captured in a single work. As a convenient and authoritative collection of such discussions, this title is uniquely and well suited for university-level teaching and as a scholarly reference for ethicists, policymakers, and other stakeholders."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry U22 .W57 2018

Fighting proud : the untold story of the gay men who served in two world wars
Bourne, Stephen, 1957 October 31- author
London ; I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017
In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, historian Stephen Bourne unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and at home, and brings to light the great unheralded contribution they made to the war effort. Fighting Proud weaves together the remarkable lives of these men, from RAF hero Ian Gleed - a Flying Ace twice honoured for bravery by King George VI - to the infantry officers serving in the trenches on the Western Front in WWI - many of whom led the charges into machine-gun fire only to find themselves court-marshalled after the war for indecent behaviour. Behind the lines, Alan Turing's work on breaking the 'enigma machine' and subsequent persecution contrasts with the many stories of love and courage in Blitzed-out London, with new wartime diaries and letters unearthed for the first time. Bourne tells the bitterly sad story of Ivor Novello, who wrote the WWI anthem 'Keep the Home Fires Burning', and the crucial work of Noel Coward - who was hated by Hitler for his work entertaining the troops. Fighting Proud also includes a wealth of long-suppressed wartime photography subsequently ignored by mainstream historians. This book is a monument to the bravery, sacrifice and honour shown by a persecuted minority, who contributed during Britain's hour of need.
Baker Berry UB419.G7 B68 2017

La norteamericanización de la seguridad en América Latina
Rodríguez Rejas, María José
Ciudad de México : Ediciones Akal, 2017
"Para afianzar la guerra como un producto en el mercado, ésta fue convertida en algo permanente, total, preventivo; con un enemigo interno y difuso que pudiera ser cualquiera y estar en todas partes. Bajo la concepción norteamericana, este sistema ha adquirido una dimensión violenta con la que se definen --a conveniencia-- las amenazas y se construye la concepción mundial de enemigo. No obstante, lo que impulsa a la economía estadounidense es, al mismo tiempo, lo que la hunde: la intervención en supuestas "transiciones a la democracia" y el apoyo a la industria bélica tienen por respaldo un déficit económico que aumenta conforme se promueven acciones expansionistas. Desde el título de este libro, María José Rodríguez Rejas conceptualiza el ciclo neoconservador presente en el actual momento histórico. Revalorar a América Latina en tanto reserva de recursos estratégicos es uno de sus objetivos, y México, como el país con el mayor número de acuerdos económicos y de seguridad con Estados Unidos (junto con los peores resultados económicos y sociales), ocupa un sitio importante: es a través de fuentes primarias y el análisis institucional, que expone el saqueo y las formas de violencia propias de una situación de guerra, dos elementos que dan base a una cultura que naturaliza la violación de la autonomía y reproduce códigos simbólicos presentes en nuestras prácticas cotidianas"--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry UA602.3 .R64 2017

Presidential leadership and national security : the Obama legacy and Trump trajectory
edited by Richard S. Conley
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Baker Berry UA23 .P698 2018