U - Military Science Acquisitions during March 2018

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Improving homeland security decisions
edited by Ali E. Abbas, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Milind Tambe, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Detlof von Winterfeldt, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Baker Berry UA23 .I338 2017

From Byron to bin Laden : a history of foreign war volunteers
Arielli, Nir, 1975- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2018]
Only a nation in arms? "foreigners" in military service before 1815 -- Attractive conflicts: the changing ideological landscape -- A search for meaning: deciphering motivations -- Thoughts of home: a typology of volunteer-state relations -- Controlling the flow: governmental responses, legislation, and support networks -- Winning wars? assessing military significance -- The dark side: troublemakers, soldiers of misfortune, and terrorists -- Links in a chain: memory and myth.

What makes people fight and risk their lives for a country other than their own? Why did diverse individuals such as the poet Lord Byron, the writer George Orwell, the Argentinean revolutionary Che Guevara, and the young Saudi extremist Osama bin Laden all turn to foreign military service? From Byron to bin Laden makes a historian's examines the phenomenon of war volunteers who have travelled abroad to fight on the basis of a personal decision, without being sent by their governments and not strictly for the sake of material gain. Although fighting for very different causes, these volunteers shared a number of commonalities; they tended to superimpose their beliefs and perceptions on the wars they joined, while a personal search for meaning invariably underlined their actions. Through a comprehensive study of the history of foreign volunteering from the wars of the French Revolution to the present, the book opens up a broad range of questions that relate to individual motivations, ideology, gender, state-citizen relations, international law, military significance, radicalization and the memory of war.--
Baker Berry UB321 .A75 2018

Soldiers in revolt : army mutinies in Africa
Dwyer, Maggie (Professor), author
London ; Oxford University Press, [2017]
The popular allure and academic neglect of mutinies: Beyond indiscipline. Mutinies in Africa -- Out of the shadows of coups: Identifying mutiny. Researching the mutineers' perspective. Documenting mutinies in West and Central Africa -- The typical mutiny: patterns in participants, tactics and outcomes: The uncomfortable place of rank-and-file soldiers in Africa. Private problems. 'The problems are between the generals and us'. Mutineers' playbook. Mutineers' public relations campaigns. Violence as an ace or a bluff. The predictably unpredictable nature of mutinies. Determining success in a mutiny -- Public discourse, protests and revolts: Global trends lead to ground-level complaints. Dual mobilisation. Borrowed scripts. Freedom to mutiny -- The price of hardship : deployments and peacekeeping: Risks, entitlements and respect. Familiar complaints, new importance. Pay problems. The problem with transparency. Revealing the greener grass. Cohesion and division -- A coup hidden in a mutiny : case study of Sierra Leone: The shifting role of the military. The tigers are tested. From objections to actions. Operation mutiny becomes Operation coup. À change that changed little'. A new military with new problems -- Mutinies with unintended consequences : case study of the Gambia: The reluctant creation of the Gambian armed forces. The divisive effects of the Confederal Army. Dissatisfaction among the peacekeepers. Mutinies lead to a contentious caretaker. The unresolved problems grow. The third and final strike. Potential problems below the surface -- An escalating cycle of mutinies : case study of Burkina Faso: A temporary civilian-military union. A tested tactic. Familiar dissatisfaction reignited. The military enters the scene. Mutiny finale. Depth of the grievances. The exceptionally uninterested sectors. New changes replicate old patterns. Memory of the mutinies continues -- An altered view of mutinies: Future of mutinies in West and Central Africa. A revised view of mutinies.
Baker Berry UB787 .D89 2017

Moral victories : the ethics of winning wars
edited by Andrew R. Hom, Cian O'Driscoll, and Kurt Mills
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
Introduction: Moral victories: the ethics of winning wars / Cian O'Driscoll and Andrew R. Hom -- Traditions: the changing character of victory. 'Let God Rise Up!' The bible and notions of victory in war / John Kelsay -- Carl von Clausewitz and moral victories / Sibylle Scheipers -- Defeat as moral victory: the historical experience / Beatrice Heuser -- Victory though the heavens fall? Unlimited warfare as theme and phenomenon / James Turner Johnson -- Revisionist just war theory and the impossibility of a moral victory / Chris Brown -- Challenges: the problem of victory in contemporary warfare. Victory and the ending of conflicts / Eric Patterson -- The ethics of unwinnable war / Dominic Tierney -- The scars of victory: the implied 'finality' of success in war / Luke Campbell and Brent J. Steele -- Winning humanitarian interventions? Problematizing victory and jus post bellum in international action to stop mass atrocities / Kurt Mills -- Neither victors nor victims: royal Wootton Bassett and civil-military relations in the twenty-first century / David Whetham -- Cui Bono: moral victory in privatized war / Amy E. Eckert -- Justice after the use of limited force: victory and the moral dilemmas of jus post vim / Daniel R. Brunstetter -- Conclusion: The normative, political, and temporal dimensions of moral victories / Andrew R. Hom, Cian O'Driscoll, and Kurt Mills.

"What does it mean to win a moral victory? Ideals of just and decisive triumphs often colour the call to war, yet victory is an increasingly dubious proposition in modern conflict, where negotiated settlements and festering violence have replaced formal surrenders. In the Just War and strategic studies traditions, assumptions about victory also underpin decisions to go to war but become more problematic in discussions about its conduct and conclusion. So although winning is typically considered the very object of war, we lack a clear understanding of victory itself. Likewise, we lack reliable resources for discerning a just from an unjust victory, for balancing the duty to fight ethically with the obligation to win, and for assessing the significance of changing ways of war for moral judgment. Though not amenable to easy answers, these important questions are both perennial and especially urgent. This book brings together a group of leading scholars from various disciplines to tackle them."--Back cover.
Baker Berry U22 .M57 2017

Precision strike warfare and international intervention : strategic, ethico-legal and decisional implications
edited by Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam, Tom Dyson, and Regina Rauxloh
London ; Routledge, 2015
Baker Berry UG630 .P67 2015

Missile-defence cooperation in the Gulf
the International Institute for Strategic Studies
London : International Institute for Strategic Studies, [2016]
Baker Berry UG745.P35 M57 2016

大前信也, 1959- author
Tōkyō : Fuyō Shobō Shuppan, 2017
Baker Berry Japan UA847 .O55 2017

Project on nuclear issues : a collection of papers from the 2016 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and PONI Conference Series
Conant, Christopher M., author
Washington, DC : Center for Strategic and International Studies ; [2017]
The human infrastructure for supporting nuclear capabilities and dealing with the multitude of nuclear challenges remains essential.
Baker Berry U264 .C664 2017